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Spider Photos 2010

Disclaimer: Replies that I publish are done so with no guarantee of authenticity or validity. Please DO NOT rely on identifications from any other than an official source like a Museum or entomologist. Furthermore, where a spider is described as  "not dangerous" does not mean that it doesn't bite or cause a reaction. Any spider can bite and some people react differently to others, so it's best to treat all spiders with caution. That doesn't mean of course, going around killing them!!! Leave them alone and they will leave you alone - we are NOT spider prey and they don't jump in out mouths while we are asleep or attack unprovoked! Most countries only have one or two spiders that are considered really dangerous to humans, there are thousands of spiders that aren't!!

Here's some photos sent in by viewers. Many thanks for allowing me to use these photos. All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. If anyone can help with identifying those that people have asked about, please email me so I can pass the info on. I have made 2 pages - Common spiders Australia and Common spiders USA, where you might see your spider if you are in Australia or USA. Please check this out before emailing me. Click here for a map showing the location of some of the dangerous spiders found in the USA. Rick Vetter has put out a great guide for identifying hobo spiders which is one of the common dangerous spiders in the US. Click here.

If you are in Queensland, you could try the Qld Museum's identifying spiders page. It's great! A new page is the Brisbane Insect and Spiders page. Another site to identify spiders from is Bug Guide which has some nice photos of American spiders on it and a new one I just found from Cirrus on Common American spiders, which has lots of photos. for European ones try Ed Nieuwenhuys' pages. This page has some medically significant spiders from South Africa. Another new page is the Find a Spider Guide Page  from the University of Southern Queensland. Many thanks to Richard Adams, Paul Day, Nathan Hepworth, Brian Post and Josh Hillman, FloridaNature.org for their many identifications. Please choose a section below.

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Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders
Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
Bird Dropping Spiders Black House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Fishing Spiders Funnel Web (Aus)
Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers Giant House Spider
Golden Orb Weavers Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders
Hacklemesh Weavers Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders
Jewelled Spiders Jumping Spiders Ladybird Spiders
Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
Marbled Orb Weavers Micarathena Mouse Spiders
Mygalomorphs Net casting Spider Nursery Web Spiders
Parson Spiders Pirate Spiders Pseudoscorpion
Purseweb Spider Redback Spiders Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders
Running Crab Spiders Scorpion Spiders Segestria Florentina
Solfugids/Camel Spiders Southern House Spiders Spider Tats
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Tarantulas Trapdoor Spiders Venusta Orchard Spiders
Wandering Spiders

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Widow Spiders
Wolf Spiders Woodlouse Hunters Yellow & Broad faced Sac Spiders

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Reply: It looks  like a spotted ground spider - glen

25 December, 2010:
Hi, I wonder if you can help me. I found this spider on my kitchen floor this morning. Iím sorry, but I instinctively squashed it soon after taking a photo with my iphone. I live in central Victoria, Australia... near castlemaine. At first I thought it was a great big white tail, but then I saw the other markings. If I find another I might keep it for identification. Lisa

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Reply: Reminds me of a Tropical Wolf Spider (Ctenus) but I do not know which species it would be. - Laura

20 December, 2010:
I am coming from Malaysia, this spider photo is taking in my home, so can I know what kind of this spider?? -- 紀繼耀 Lewin Kee

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Reply: Looks like a Huntsman: - Laura

13 December, 2010:
Thanks so much. Here is original pic.

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13 December, 2010:
Hi Glen Can one of your guys identify this spider, we saw here in Tanzania. Thx Kevin

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Reply: I can't see this one well enough to say what it is, it looks like a cross between a garden orb weaver and a jumping spider. However the good news is that it is not one of the known dangerous spiders but please keep an eye on your dog and take it to the vet if it displays any adverse reactions  -  glen
2 December, 2010:
Hi glen, this spider bit our dachshund. Do you know what type of spider it is? Is it dangerous? Thanks for your help! Belinda

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Reply: I don't think it is tegenaria domestica -  glen

12 November, 2010:
Glen, I found this spider while working in my yard on October 24th, 2010 in Tannersville, PA (Pocono Mts.). It was in a wood pile that I was about to split. Very long front four legs. Rear four not as long. I tried several websites including Penn State's entomology site. The only thing that closely resembled it was the Barn Funnel Weaver, however, the abdomen is different and the legs do not appear to be a "hairy". Thanks for looking, Steve

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Reply: Yuk, this is some sort of cockroach - give me a spider any day!!   glen

12 November, 2010:
Hi Glen, I don't know if you can identify this bug, or if you do only spiders, but can you tell me what this is? I found it running around my garage. Never saw anything like this in my life, nor do I typically have any bug problems. Just get a lovely tarantula visiting once in a while (see latest visitor attached too). Thanks, Mary Gold Canyon, Arizona USA

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Reply: Iím not sure what this one is either-   glen

11 November, 2010:
I found this spider in my bedroom and not quite sure what it is Iíve never seen this pattern before itís as big as an English 50p when open but if you zoom in the pattern is very distinctive so please could you identify it thank you !!!!! x

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Reply: Looks like it could be something in the genus Eresus (Velvet Spiders), I don't know which species: http://sklipkani.cz/polozka/1546/Eresus - Laura

3 November, 2010:
Glen, I am a total Arachnaphobe and don't do spiders. Please ID the attached spider for me. It was found hitching a ride on my jacket before being discovered - then all hell broke loose!!! What type of spider is this and is it poisonous? Thanks Cathy

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Reply: Iím sorry but I canít see it well enough to be able to ID it for you. If you are experiencing any adverse symptoms from the bite ie any worse than what you would expect from a wasp or bee sting, then please take the spider and go and see your doctor. Most spiders bites are no worse than a bee but people can have an allergic reaction to spiders just like bees. I donít want to try and guess what the spider is and have it turn out to be something more dangerous and your photo is really not clear enough for me to ID it. If the bite becomes infected or enlarges into a weeping wound then also go and see your doctor.  glen

31 October, 2010:
Hello Glen, I was just bitten by this spider. Please help me identify it! Thanks! Greg

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Reply: Hi Eric Considering where you found the large spider, I would have been inclined to say it was some sort of fishing spider rather than a wolf spider. http://www.spiderzrule.com/fishing.htm Images and info I found on the thin legged wolf spider suggest it is not very big although it does resemble your photo. http://greennature.com/gallery/spider-pictures/thin-legged-wolf-spider.html
 http://bugguide.net/node/view/3389/bgimage
The wolf spider referred to as a giant wolf spider is usually the Carolina Wolf spider and they really donít resemble yours all that much. http://www.flickr.com/photos/27493347@N03/4572163348/
I canít see yours well enough in the photo to say one way or another and I often have to check out the eye pattern to see if they are a wolf or fishing spider and I canít blow your photos up enough to get a good view of the eyes. If I had to say Iíd probably go for the thin legged wolf but the size doesnít seem to be right if it was large as it says it's small to medium in size. I'd go for a fishing spider unless I could see the eye pattern - glen

15 October, 2010:
Dear Glen, Hello again! I was wondering if I could ask your expertise regarding the identification of two more spiders? Please only consider my questions as your convenience permits. I went out on a nature hike this weekend and found two spiders of particular interest. 1st pair of pics is from a very large Wolf Spider that I found in the open grounds of the Living Desert sanctuary in Palm Desert, southern California, USA. It was perched on a rock in a shallow stream by a bridge. I showed the pics to two individuals Ė one thought it was a ďThin-legged Wolf spiderĒ, while another thought it was a ďGiant Wolf SpiderĒ. Can you determine from the photographs which it is and how do you differentiate between the two?  Thank you for your consideration. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated! Warm regards, Eric

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15 October, 2010:
Hi Glen, Hope all is well! Just found this very large orange/brown/red spider on my wall. Wow, I have never seen anything so large here in southern California! Scared the crap out of me. Must be spider season because I have never had such a floor and variety of spiders coming into our apartment! Here's the top abdomen, bottom view and a sa
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More from Jessie: Thank you. I did another search online with the info you provided. The closest picture I've found online was identified as hexathele hochstetteri aka banded tunnel web spider. They look similar, but not identical. My spider is more orangy with slightly different stripes. I also can't tell the size from the photo. It says they are native to New Zealand. I attached pictures of the spider next to my hand and my foot, just in case the size reference can be of use. This spider is not huge, but quite large for this region. Sorry about the blur, this guy didn't want to hold still for the shot. Thanks again!

Reply: It looks like some sort of myglamorph - glen

12 October, 2010:
Hello Can you please help me identify these? I came across this particular type of spider twice while working in a field in Oregon. They were large enough for me to spot them while riding by in a truck. I haven't been able to find any images online that match my pictures exactly. Thank you, ~ Jessie ~

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Reply: Checked them out and Jessie is correct it is a potato bug - glen

A reply from Jessie: That insect posted on your site with the message "10 October, 2010:  looks like a Jerusalem Cricket, aka potato bug. I hear they have a painful bite, but it is listed as non-venomous on Wikipedia and in my experience seem fairly docile. ~ Jessie

Reply: This is not an arachnid (spider) as it has 3 body parts and only 6 legs so it is an insect of some sort - glen

10 October, 2010:
do you know what this is. In my sandy yard in central wyoming

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Reply: It sort of looks like a huntsman species but I'm not sure. Always be wary of spiders you can't ID, especially ones with large fangs like this one has!! - glen

7 October, 2010:
Hi Glen, My sons friend gave him this spider yesterday, that they have found in bananas at the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Can you please help me ID this lady, and also tell me if itís Toxic or not? Kind Regards Mrs Virna Vermeulen South Africa

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Reply: Possibly in the tegenaria species but not a hobo I don't think - glen

7 October, 2010:
Wife freaking, thinks it was a Hobo, friends saying wolf and euro house spider. Could use a more experienced opinion. -- Phil

 

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Reply: Some more photos of those spider exoskeletons covered in mould - glen

4 October, 2010:
I am unfamiliar with spiders and I look on your website for a spider like the one in this picture but was unsuccessful I also tried google. I may have not used the correct words for the search or something. Anyhow.. have you ever seen a spider like this? If yes, what is it? why is it all covered in white stuff? I live in the US- Minnesota. I found the spider under my mobile home. The spider was not moving so I assume it is dead. Thanks Veronica

 

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Reply: Not sure about this one, could be one of the common house spiders - glen

24 September, 2010:
Any idea what kind of spider this one is? At first because it was pretty small we thought it was another sac spider but it's hard to tell after we looked at these pictures.. Krista

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Reply:  Looks a bit like a fishing spider but I'm not sure on this one. It's not a hobo as they are not found in NY - glen

24 September, 2010:
cAn you tell me what this is i found it in new york the only thing i found close was a hobo spider but im not sure and sont think hobo spiders are in ny

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Reply:  This is a really unusual spider with its long spinnerets, any ideas? - glen

20 September, 2010:
Hi: I took the attached shot this morning in Manzanillo, Mexico. It is very close to the pacific coast on the edge of a low lying marshy area which has lots of land crabs. There were three funnel webs fairly close to each other, low down on the grass and bushes. The webs were one to two feet wide, and the funnels about half to one inch in diameter. This spider came running out when we stimulated the web, and even went to the end of the dried palm frond we were using and grabbed it. The spinnerets look remarkably long, but i have not been able to identify it from the web. Hope you can help.

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Reply:  I'm not sure what this one is  - glen

10 September, 2010:
Glen, this specimen was captured in a friend's ground level apartment in Lansing Michigan. Could you help identify please? Agelenidae? Perhaps Tegenaria Duellica or T. Agrestis? The photo is incandescent lighting. Thanks, Bruce.

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Reply: It could be a funnel weaver but without seeing the spider I can't be sure - glen
10 September, 2010:

A)Is this Garden spider pregnant? its the largest/ fattest garden spider i've ever seen. B) The tunnel web holds a big black spider, what kind of tunnel spider is this? Thanks Dan and Sarah from North Carolina

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10 September, 2010:
Hello - My mom found this spider on our couch. It blended in very well. It was very cautious and only moved (quickly) when provoked. We live in Los Angeles and have never seen anything like it. I captured it in a CD spindle case. I don't think it is dangerous, but it is really big! Please help me identify it. Thanks, -- Bernard

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27 August, 2010:
Hello- I found this spider in the corner of my bedroom in Alabama. I'm hoping it is a southern house spider and not a brown recluse. What do you think? Thanks Justin
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21 August, 2010:
Hello Glen I found this spider on the inside of patio umbrella. The picture is a little misleading. Its body is quite small with a very pale bluish green hue, and its legs are long and skinny(kind've like a daddy long legs) it's egg sacs are pale blue. I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. Thanks for your help
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Reply:  The eye pattern is not that of a wolf spider. It could be a white banded fishing spider - glen
21 August, 2010:
Glen, Attached is a closeup of what I think is a Wolf spider. This is the same animal whose photo I sent a few days ago. The picture clearly shows a row of four eyes set close together in the centre of her head an two additional eyes set of to the sides. Does this give you enough info to id her? I'm going to be travelling for about five days and will be available only on my iphone. I must apologize for the low quality photo since I am in a hurry to catch a flight. Regards Don
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Reply: Selenops (Flatties), I don't know which species:  - Laura


21 August, 2010:
Hi, I took this picture Sunday at the "Ding" Darling NWR of what I think is a Shoreline Wolf Spider. I'm not positive of the i.d. so I thought maybe you could help. She is about 1.5 to 2 inches across and fairly light in color. I'm also curious as to the white mass she seems to be guarding. Thanks Don
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Reply:  It is a bit hard to tell from the photo - it could be either  a broad faced sac spider  glen

21 August, 2010:
Is it venomous? I live in Northern Virginia, America I keep seeing them in my bathroom. This one looked as thought it was building a web on my mirror, Thanks, Sean

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Reply: One of the Spotted Orbweavers (Neoscona), maybe a Western Spotted Orbweaver (Neoscona oaxacensis):  - Laura

14 August, 2010:
I live in Western Colorado and have always found spiders sort of fascinating. Attached are some pics I have taken of the creepy crawlies around where I live. The only one I'm sure about is the Black Widow that I found inside my bbq grill. Unfortunately since I have a small daughter running around that likes to play outside near where I found her the widow had to die, but usually when I find an 8 legged friend I take them a safe distance away and let them go. The one that is on a blue back ground was a tiny little thing.. no bigger than a pencil eraser. Feel free to use my pics if you like. And if you can tell me what any of these are... particularly the big one in the web... I would appreciate the info. Thanks a bunch. Donna

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Reply:  It is probably some sort of water spider  - glen

14 August, 2010:
Hello, Great site and very helpful. We found this spider walking on some rocks in our small pond (75gal) we have in Newton, MA. I saw no air bubble or web; the spider was simply walking as if it was at home, under water. I removed the entire rock it was on and we snapped this photo. Can you ID this animal? Thanks, Troy & Shirley


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Reply:  It looks like a garden orb weaver but they are not usually found as described in the email  - glen

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14 August, 2010:
Iíve included a shot of a brown spider shot at the same location who wasnít as photogenic (the brown guy is shot on a 2x4 and was maybe twice the size of the yellow one) Let me know if you know him also. Thanks, Josh

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14 August, 2010:
Do you know what this is? Thanks...love you website. Tracy

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The spider with the flat abdomen that was found on august 2, 2010 is probably a Ravine Trapdoor Spider. I have found them many times in Tennessee and they are very common here. The scientific name is Cyclocosmia truncata.

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Bit hard to ID this one from the pic, cephalothorax looks a bit like a wolf spider but the chevron pattern on the abdomen looks like that of some sort of tegenaria- glen

31 July, 2010:
hi please could you tell me what type of spider this is? thanks

 

 

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Reply: It looks like one of the comb footed spiders with those long front legs but I can't really tell what these are at this stage. Does the egg sac have spikes on it? - glen

12 July, 2010:
Hello Glen, I'm sending a couple of more photos as a sizing guide, since the spiders are very small. Hope it helps. Feel free to use any of the pictures if you think they could be useful. Thanks in advance for all your help! Briana

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11 July, 2010:
Hey i found this really weird spider outside my house in New Hampshire.. It has a blue butt and it's kinda V shaped in the back, Its about a centimetre long and really skinny in size... They are attached to the email, can you identify this spider for me?

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Reply: Looks like it could be something in Eresus (Velvet Spiders) I don't know which species. Laura

 

10 July, 2010 Can u hellp me identify a spider ? Pics in side, not a virus ! Write me back if u don't trust. Pls hellp...

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7 July, 2010:
Hello Glen Just a quick question mate. You may not be up-to-date with UK spiders however this one doesnít seem to be a ďstandardĒ UK resident. What do you think? Let me know if I should be worried as it is leaving in my garden at the moment. Itís a very zoomed in picture is less than a 10cm in size and is ďunder its webĒ seems to have made some form of tunnel to live in. I hope you can help. Cheers Glenn

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7 July, 2010:
I found in my garden the other day a green spider. I never saw anything like that before. It is almost like one you have in your website. I thought I would finally know what kind it is, but the spider in my garden has on the bottom part a mark. I saw it once a while ago, and last week I saw another one (I know it is another because the first one was almost dead when I got it). I am sending you a picture attached. tHANK YOU!!! J

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Reply: You don't say where you are from and going by the chevron markings on this spider's abdomen it is possible one of the tegenaria species which includes hobo spiders - glen

28 June, 2010:
Spider that I can't identify

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24 June, 2010:
My niece wanted me to send in another pics--hope it is better.  

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Reply: I agree it is either s.grossa male or an ant mimicking spider. I'm not sure which though  - glen

28 May, 2010:
Found this one in the bathroom of my parents house in San Jose. i saw a few diff. pages and they were described as ant-mimicking and as s. grossa male. (Dates on pictures are 31 august, 2009 , 5 august, 2007 and 6 june, 2007) hopefully i can get a clear cut I.D. i have one picture, but plan to send a few more. thanks, and good hunting Don

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Reply: I agree it is Calisoga - False Tarantula and the  one in the bottom photo on the right is a male - glen

11 May, 2010:
Hi, I live in Mendocino County in N. California. I am hoping you might be able to confirm my spider identification. We have a fair amount of these spiders. The photo of the burrow is from last summer. The others are of two individual spiders taken on different occasions. I assume based on what I have read that they are Calisoga. Would I be correct? Is Calisoga and/or False Tarantula and appropriate designation? We share our property with an amazing array of spiders.... and a large number of scorpions. It keeps life interesting.... and me occupied removing them from indoors to out :^) Thank you for your assistance. Regards, Kim

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Reply: It's a bit hard to see it properly but could be an ant mimicking spider, really not sure - glen

11 May, 2010:
Hi Glen, I was Googling to find out what spider I found and I discovered your wonderful website! After looking at the images on the site, I thought I might have found a brown recluse. If you might be able to identify this spider, I would love to hear your thoughts! I found this spider in my bathroom in Northern California. It was descending on a strand of web over the tub when all of a sudden it raced back up the strand and had what appeared to be a fight with a daddy long legs on the ceiling. This spider then fell a few feet and was caught by the strand. It slowly lowered itself down into the tub and recovered. I'm sorry the pictures are not the best, but if you have any idea what it is, I would love to hear it. Thanks so much, Kristen

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Reply: It could be a white banded  fishing spider   - glen

11 May, 2010:
Hi Glen, I saw this when I was in Monemvasia, in Greece a couple of summers ago. It was very fast moving and I think it was around 8-10cm across the span of its legs- I've trawled the web for a while but can't find anything quite like it- can you help identify it? cheers Dan

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3 May, 2010:
Hi, I found this outside my bedroom lying in water in Auckland... I have no idea what kind it is and can't find it anywhere.. Can you tell me what kind it is?

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Reply: This one looks a lot like the one below  - glen

24 April, 2010:
Hi Glen! I love your website, it's helped me several times with spiders I didn't know! I've lived in Pennsylvania for nearly all my life and have never seen a spider like this, and he doesn't resemble anyone on your site either... My husband found him on the back of our bearded dragon's water bowl (thank goodness the beardie didn't eat him!) with a few strands of webbing near him. We struggled to take a good photo of his face and also had trouble counting his eyes ourselves, but we think he has a row of 4 eyes with 2 eyes above that.

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Reply: Not sure what this one is either sorry  - glen

24 April, 2010:
I have photographed this spider but i don't recognize it. Can you help me to identify it? Thanks in advance. Massimo.

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Reply: I am not familiar with this spider, it looks like some sort of crab spider, perhaps someone can ID it - glen
24 April, 2010:
Dear Glen, I found this in my kitchen last night. I live in Bahrain. I have been in the Middle East for nearly 7years and seen many jumping spiders but never anything like this. Some people have suggested it is a baby camel spider or a crab spider......I have two toddlers so am concerned to get an identification so I know what to do.....and obviously more concerned where is its Mummy! We have just had a week of thunderstorms so maybe it has come in from outside for shelter? We have mains a/c and a tin roof, is it likely to live in the roof space or more likely to head back outdoors.... Please your advice would put my mind at ease. Thanks Cathy

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Reply: It is a some sort of myglamorph to which tarantulas also belong. It could be a trapdoor spider, they live underground - glen

17 March, 2010:
I found this one in my garden in Austin, TX, near Lake Travis. I have tarantulas but this one looked and acted different. He was about 6 inches beneath the dirt when I dug him up and was about the size of a large thumb. What kind of spider is this? Thanks

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Reply: It is a bit hard to tell from these photos. The markings are similar to that of a parson spider but the front legs are more crablike so I'm not sure that it is - glen
17 March, 2010:
Hello Glen I would really appreciate your help in identifying the attached picture of a spider that we keep getting indoors. At first I thought it was a white-tip but having looked at the websites it doesnt seem to fit. I keep finding them in amongst linen and towels in the bathroom. We live in Mount Gambier, SA. The size is about the size of a 50 cent coin. Many thanks in anticipation for your help - I keep killing them as they look dangerous and we have two young children. Kind regards Sarah

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Reply: The markings on its cephalothorax are like a huntsman and it is probably a male. However its legs are a bit thick and short like a wolf spiders so I'm not sure. I would need to see the eye pattern to ID it properly - glen

1 March, 2010:
do you know this large spider from copan ruinas honduras?

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Reply: The other 2 short "legs" are its pedipalps and because of the length of them and the large ends are the male reproductive organs- glen

23 February, 2010:
hi glen my girlfriend saw a spider crawling into the kitchen from outside it would seem, she asked me to remove it. I caught the spider but b4 letting it go i wanted to ID it.. after an hour or more of searching.. i am still not sure. i live in sydney nsw. the spider was about 1&1/2-2 inches in diameter. silver bum to black/dark brown head. thing thats throwing me off is it seems to have 6 long legs and 2 realy short front legs. or maybe two have been snapped off in a fight.. i dnt know... i have attached a photo. if u could get back to me with your thoughts would be great. thanks for any help. daniel

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Reply: This is not a spider but it is an arachnid - probably a tick - glen

23 February, 2010:
Spider photo taken through a glass! The body is about size of an acorn and the head tiny in comparison. The legs are quite thick. There is also a very distinct horseshoe shaped marking where the head and body join. It's not moving so dead but still freaking me out. Can you ID it? C Jones

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Reply: This is very hard to ID due to the lack of detail in the pic - glen

23 February, 2010:
Hi, First -- thank you for any help you can provide! Last Thursday I woke up in the middle of the night with a welt on my neck and one on my collarbone - in the morning there was an additional one on my arm (same side as neck & collarbone). These wound up swelling such that almost 1/3 of my entire arm & about half of my entire neck were swollen (I couldnt turn my head without pain), both areas were reddened, insanely itchy and very hot to touch. There was some sort of bite mark in the middle of each, which sometimes oozed a clear liquid. I didn't feel well and was exhausted until mid-day Sunday. My whole body itched at times. The itching and swelling started to go d own Sunday afternoon, and now, Tuesday morning, there is a faint red area at each bite. I found this spider crawling in my comforter yesterday. I haven't been able to find any other spiders (or spider webs) in, under, or near my bed. I've attached a few pics - one for an idea of scale and the others for, hopefully, identification. Thank you so, so much!! Melissa
PS The spider looks black to the naked eye - I don't think we had great light on it -- we had to photograph it at night.

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26 January, 2010:
Hi Glenda! Love your page. My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon in Costa Rica (late Dec-early Jan) where we took many photos of wildlife, though with an inferior small digital camera. I have six photos here that I wanted to show you so you could tell me what species they are, if you have time and don't mind. I believe they're all different species, except maybe the two tarantula photos, which we were told were both "Red-kneed" or "Red-legged" tarantulas (or something like that). The two biggest orb spiders might be two different species (first and last photos). Sorry the small fuzzy pic of the round-abdomened spider may not be good enough quality to Identify. And lastly, there's the small, twiggy, camoflaged spider that's trying to look like a twig after being touched. These photos were all taken in various locations/elevations in the rainforests of Costa Rica. Thank you so much for your help and feel free to use any of these photos on your "web"site. :) Fellow spider-appreciater, Rebecca

Reply: This one is an argiope but I can't see what species because this is its underside. Reply from Laura: Might be an Ogrefaced Spider (Deinopsis), I don't know which species

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Another Reply: Glen, That is a grass spider. Not sure of the sp. though, probably agelenopsis aperta -Brian

Reply: While this looks like a wolf spider, they don't make webs like this. So I guess it is a funnel weaver/grass spider but I'm not really sure - glen
1 January, 2010:
Hi Glen I've just spent way more time that I had to spare staring at awesome spider pix on your site. I found this groovy spider's web with my hand in the dark this morning, fumbling for the light switch. Now that I know he's there, I'll be wary of where I put my hand. From the pix on your site, it looks like either a funnel web grass spider, or maybe a small wolf spider. Except the funnel webs seem to have a pointy end. This one seems more round. Maybe you could easily clarify that for me? Sorry I couldn't get a better shot, but I didn't want to disturb it. As you can see, there's a bunch of "stuff" in the way. The last picture is actually the first one from this morning, when I first saw it. It was hiding in the crevice. It's pretty small. Overall length with legs is maybe 1.5 inches. I'm in Anaheim CA.

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