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Spider Photos 2011

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Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant 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 Ghost Spider
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 Red & Black Spiders
Redback Spiders Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders Running Crab Spiders
Scorpion Spiders Segestria Florentina Solfugids/Camel Spiders
Southern House Spiders Spider Tats Spitting Spiders
Steatoda Tailless Whip Scorpions Tarantulas
Tengellid Spiders Trapdoor Spiders Two Spined Spiders
Venusta Orchard Spiders

Wandering Spiders

White Tailed Spiders
Widow Spiders Wolf Spiders Woodlouse Hunters
Yellow & Broad faced Sac Spiders Zoropsis spinimana  

UNIDENTIFIED SPIDERS

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23 December, 2011:
Dear glen, I recently found these spiders in a box tree stand I was hunting out of in central pa. When I got into this stand I opened up a chair to find about 6 clay tube looking objects built onto the seat. I thought at first after googling spiders that might b found in clay, that this may have come from some sort of spider eating wasp but upon further examination I noticed that every spider in these clay tubes was the same. I couldn't seem to find this spider or anything like it on your website so I thought I would email you pictures. Hope you can help!

Reply: I get a few of these each year - they are spiders that have been caught and paralysed by the mud wasp to keep as food for the young wasps!! - glen

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Reply: Definitely NOT a brown recluse but not sure about this one, need to see more of the body - glen

23 December, 2011:
Hi Glen, I tried to write to you on facebook but that didn't work. Anyway, I have caught a couple of these spiders in the past and have thought they were brown recluses, but after looking at your site i am really unsure. They appear to have 6 eyes. The spiders are very small, stretched out maybe the size of a nickle or quarter at most. The fur is pretty consistent all over. A violin pattern is very faint, unlike other photos I have seen. This one is dead, that is why his legs are tucked under. If you have any idea about this spider it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Brad 

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Reply: Anyone got any ideas on what this is, cos I don't!! - glen

23 December, 2011:
What kind of spider is this?

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Another Reply: Hello, I wanted to identify an insect posted to your site on December 8th. It is a Jerusalem cricket which is native to the SW United States and Northern Mexico. Great site by the way. Joe R.

Reply: This is not a spider, it is an insect of some sort - it only has 6 legs and it has antennae - glen

8 Decem
ber, 2011:
Hi I was wondering what type of spider this is?

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Reply: Looks like a species of Meta, a cave longjawed orbweaver, but I'm not familiar enough with the European spiders to ID to species-level. - Alyssa

22 October, 2011:
hi there i saw this spider down a manhole in the uk could you tell me what the spider could be thanks

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Reply: Looks like a male Callobius,  - Alyssa

22 October, 2011:
Wondered if you could help identify this spider in our car in the Pacific NW. It is possible the spider came with the car from the Midwest. The spider was the size of my adult wedding ring. Large for Oregon.

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Reply: This photo is of the underside of the spider which makes it rather hard to ID it, possibly an orchard weaver -  - glen

22 October, 2011:
Hi Can you please identify this spider for me. Regards Miguel

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Reply: Looks like something in Selenopidae (Flatties).  - Laura

22 October, 2011:
found two of them one day indoors one was about 1.25 inches but this one about 1.75 inches(leg span).they where sitting still for hours and didn't move much if i approach.it was taken in south africa spring season.looks like a hobo spider but don't think it is?no webs closeby

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Reply: Nice work!! - glen

22 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, I finally finished the spider that I told you about. Here are some details as to how it was made: The leg span is about 18 inches. The cephalothorax was made of a pear-like gourd and the abdomen of a small dipper gourd. I used flock to cover the abdomen. The legs, pedipalps, and spinnerets are made of leather. There is a 1/16th brass rod embedded in the full length of each leg and covered with a thin strip of leather. The chelicera and fangs are made of plastic but the jaws are covered with flock. I wasn’t too happy as to how the cheliceras were made, but I had no good photos to use. The bird is made of parts from gourds which was an afterthought. The bird is attached to the base by a magnet, so it can be removed and put on the fridge door if desired. Take care, Earl

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Reply: Looks like Araneus niveus: - Laura

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October, 2011:
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Reply: It could be a funnel web so be careful - glen

11 October, 2011:
Hi There is huge mystery of this interesting funnel. I strongly believe it is large spider's home there....I never seen like this before in my life.... It pretty scary....it has almost no web but THINK this spider is hunter and return home...I think could be relate to funnel spider The size funnel is about between 10 - 20 cents coin. This funnel is at Uncle's House in South Australia. Do you know what this is ? Thank You.

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More: Thanks for the reply I believed my spider to be a fishing or Dock Spider.. just a small one.. the markings and eye pattern make me think it is one. We set it free today after we decided it wasn't a brown recluse and was harmless..
11 October, 2011:

Greetings. I have a spider question. My wife and I live near Algonquin Park and 3 weeks ago we were in Algonquin Park at Mew Lake Campground on Site #131. She had just gotten up and put her pants on and felt something poke her while she was walking across our camp site. At first she thought it was a pine needle in her pant leg so she just shook her leg and continued to walk, then she felt a poke again she she brushed her pant leg with her hand and didn't think much of it. An hour later she still felt something with her leg so she rolled up her pant leg and noticed a large coin size blister, the blister popped about 24 hours later and many days later she finally sought medical attention for the growing wound. The doctors took some blood and examined her, consulted with another doctor and looked up information in their medical data base.. they came to the conclusion that it was a Brown Recluse Spider bite. Now the Spider experts tell me that there are no brown reclusive spiders in Ontario and that this can not be a Brown Reclusive spider bite. By what I have seen and read the symptoms are nearly textbook.. she actually got bit twice and below the first bit which distroyed the tissue there were clearly two puncture wounds which would be the size of a spider bite. I've attacked some pictures.. This past weekend I returned to the same spot that she was bit in hopes of maybe finding a brown recluse spider.. we found alot of spiders with diamond patterns on their back but nothing that looked like a Brown Recluse.. until the last day.. we found a spider hiding on our tent that looked like a brown recluse. Upon returning home with the live spider I did a little more research and found the unique eye pattern of the Brown Recluse.. being very careful and nervous I took some pictures of my found spider (which I have attached here also). I don't believe the eye pattern matches the Brown Recluse but another common spider in this area.. So my question.. do you know of any Brown Recluse Spider bites in Ontario and could you identify the spider I have captured.. (intentionally didn't want to say what I thought it was so I didn't influence your answer) Thank you for your feed back.. I have more pictures if you would like to see them.

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Reply: Spiders M & N are not true jumpers but Oxyopids or lynx spiders. M is a male. Possibly both are Oxyopes elegans, compare to http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_spiders/ElegantLynxSpider.htm
Oxyopids' prominent characters for field IDs are the spiny legs and that eye pattern. - Alyssa

11 October, 2011:

Spider M (4 pics) and Spider N (5 pics) - both unknown, both spiny, and both may not be true jumping spiders, though both definitely do jump. N was spotted on my neighbour's driveway while we talked today (Wednesday). I've spotted M on my house wall, the paved path, and in an Acacia and a Melaleuca. It doesn't appear to be very fussy. Graeme

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Reply: It looks a bit like a grass spider but has different markings so not sure - glen

10 October, 2011:
Hi glen, I emailed you once before an you identified a garden orb weaver which helped me out extremely, but this morning I found the smaller of my 2 dogs pawing at this spider in my kitchen. The spider was mostly brown in color and about the size of a dime including legspan. There is a picture copied at the bottom and if you could identify this spider and it's danger level I would be very thankful. Thanks again, James

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Reply: No, not really - glen

10 October, 2011:
Do you have any idea what kind of spider this is??? Angel

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Reply: Definitely a jumping spider (Salticid), not sure beyond that without location/clearer picture - Alyssa

10 October, 2011:
This one put me in mind of a scorpion, but I don't know what kind it is.. Angel

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Reply: I can't see the front of the fangs which in the Brazilian Wandering spider have orange on them so I really couldn't say - glen

10 October, 2011:
Someone sent this to me saying they have found three of them this week in a grocery store and they believe they may have come in with bananas. I tend to think it looks a lot like pics I find of the Brazillian Wandering Spider.. Could you please tell me what you think? It is scary to think that spiders this dangerous might be being shipped to a grocery store here in Michigan. Ken

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6 October, 2011:
Hello, Love your website and am hoping you might be able to identify some spiders my sister and I encountered while visiting Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. The first spider (spider1.jpg) was found in the botanical gardens in Brisbane, Australia. He was hiding inside his funnel like web inside a crack of wood at the pier near the water. We tapped the outside with a stick and he jumped out a few inches, but then retreated and wouldn't come out any further so we could get a better shot. My guess was funnel web based on the type of web. Spider2.jpg/spider3.jpg was in Dunedin, New Zealand and I found him inside my boot (also in one of the photos). Luckily the locals had advised us to check our footwear before putting them on in the morning and I did so every morning after, even when my shoes where left indoors overnight (as they were in this case). :) Is he possibly a wolf spider? I'd very much appreciate if you could tell me what they are. Kindest regards and many thanks in advance! Natina

Reply: Spider 1 could be a brown house spider, the other 2 in New Zealand I am not sure of sorry- glen

 

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Reply: This is a spider exoskeleton covered in white mould/fungus. I often get sent these asking what they are - glen

18 September, 2011:
It was in my crawl space. I'm in Minnesota. Never seen anything like this ever. Horrors. Thanks. Appreciate greatly. Mary

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Reply: The spider from New Castle, CO sent in on Sept 16th is a Castianeira. They are not considered harmful to humans.  -Brian

16 September, 2011:
Found this spider the other day in New Castle, CO and have been looking at a lot of pictures to find out if I could identify this one. The closest I've come up with is either a widow or brown recluse. I haven't seen anything that looks exactly like it though. Thanks for helping to identify. -Mellisa

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Reply: Looks similar to 3 spiders - wolf spider, garden spider and nursery web spider but can't really ID it as any of them. Photos of the eyes are always handy in cases like this - glen

16 September, 2011:
What kind of spider is this, so cal.

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Reply: Tegenaria species. Maybe Tegenaria gigantea (Giant House Spider): - Laura

11 September, 2011:
My daughter found it walking on the ceiling of my granddaughter’s room. Thanks Ron Redmond, WA USA

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Reply: This is not a spider it is a velvet mite - glen

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August, 2011:
Hello, I have some land that we deer hunt in central Texas. I have run across the most beautiful spider, but not sure what it is. I now have small children that I want to grow up out there like I did, but this is new just in the last few years. It is red and fuzzy all over, even the legs. When you poke it with a stick it rolls up in a ball like a rolly polly. It is about the size of a penny or a dime. Do you have any idea? Thanks for the help. Carrie

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Reply: Can't see the top but either a brown or black widow, be careful - glen

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August, 2011:
is this a brown widow? keep popping up on my porch, should i worry? thanks!

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Reply: Some kind of Wall Spider (Oecobiidae): http://bugguide.net/node/view/407951  - Laura

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August, 2011:
Dear Sir, I'm attaching a couple of photos of a small spider that is quite common here in Austin, Texas. It's about 2 mm long and you typically find them in houses in the edges of the walls where two walls, or the wall and ceiling meet. They make a small, flat shelter web that they "hide" under. They can scurry around very quickly when disturbed. I have heard of people getting bitten by these guys, usually in bed, and the bite is kind of nasty looking, like a miniature recluse bite. Anything you can find out would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time, Russell, Austin Texas

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Reply: These spiders have been paralysed by a mud wasp and stored away as food for their lavae  - glen

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August, 2011:
Hey there, hope all is well. Got another one need help identifying. Major raining day in florida and this wicker loveseat I have on re balcony (balcony is not screened in) and got home and this mound of dirt and a bunch of dead spiders lay under the couch. See attached three pics Let me know Thanks Gregg

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Reply: Probably some sort of huntsman but not sure  - glen

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August, 2011:
Hi Glen, My cousin is on a mission trip in Liberia and sent me this photo. I don't know a lot about spiders and have been searching to find out what it is. After looking at your website I thought you may be able to identify it... Thanks so much! Gwen Vrh

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Reply: Interesting spider and well adapted to desert living with its colouring and outer carapace  - glen

1 August, 2011:
Hi! What kind of spider is this, actually i just took its photo suddenly in south Gobi of Mongolia

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Reply: It looks like some sort of wolf spider but the stripey legs are different - glen

1 August, 2011:
Hi Glen Well I have a new one for ya :o) This is the first spider like this I have seen and I could not find one like it in your site or in Google Images either. Would you please look at it and see if you have any guesses as to what it might be? This one above any I have sent intrigues me the most. I think it is because it is such a cool looking one. lol Ken

 

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Reply: Not sure about this one - glen

1 August, 2011:
Hi Glen, I just found this spider in my kitchen. Can you please tell me what it is...we just moved to Texas and have small children and I am petrified of the poisonous spiders here. Thank you SO much. andrea

 

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Reply: It looks like a southern house spider except for the colouring of the abdomen - glen

1 August, 2011:
can u identify

 

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Reply: Could be one of the steatoda family but not sure  - glen

16 July, 2011:
it's extremely small and runs FAST. It was running 'round on my kitchen floor, We live in 29 Plams next to Joshua tree CA, could it just be a baby House spider cuz he have a LOT of those around here. DanieLLe

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Reply: Best guess for the small yellow spider is Theridion, the genus for which the family Theridiidae is named. They're highly variable in color though. - Alyssa
 16 July, 2011:
Hi again Glen :o) I have someone who is always sending me pics of spiders. Some she already knows and just sends me the pics in case I want to use them, and some she asks me to identify. She just sent me this yellow spider that I have absolutely no idea what it is. It seems a clear enough pic, but I cannot seem to find another that looks like it. Could you please look at it and tell me what you think? Also, on a more personal note, can I ask how you got into spiders? Did you go to college or is it something you just started looking into and built a site about, like I did? I hope you dont mind me asking. I was just wondering is all. :o) Ken

Another Reply: Looks like Enoplognatha ovata: Laura http://bugguide.net/node/view/327145/bgimage
 

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The reverse parson spider is a Sergiolous, possibly Sergiolus montanus (compare to http://bugguide.net/node/view/293192). It looks like a parson because both are Gnaphosids. - Alyssa

12 July, 2011:
Hi Glen, we found this in our house last night and cant figure out what it is. Any help would be appreciated. We live in Reno, NV. It was probably dime sized.

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Reply: Definitely a jumping spider (salticid) but not one I can specify further - Alyssa

24 June, 2011::
Hi there! So, I snapped this (admittedly terrible; sorry – my camera had trouble focusing on it because it was so small) photo of a spider in my office in Austin, Texas. I've never seen anything like it, and have been browsing various spider sites in search of this one, to no avail. Any idea what it is? Thanks so much! Michelle

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Reply: This is a male spider. I don't think this is a recluse, it could be some sort of sac spider, either way I'd be careful with them - glen
19 June, 2011:

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Reply: I'm not sure about this one, it looks like a wolf spider but the abdomen is not rounded  and the legs are thinner than most wolf spiders I have seen. I also can't see the eyes to be able to check them - glen
12 June, 2011:
Hi, do you have any idea what type of spider this is in the attached picture and if it is dangerous? It’s very big, as large as an outstretched hand. Thanks, Wendy

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8 June, 2011::
Hi, I found this spider and was wondering if you could help me please identify it. thanks

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Reply: Not sure what this one is - glen

8 June, 2011:
Attached is a photo of a large (about 4 inches across) black spider we saw on our land in East Central Arizona (just north of Saint Johns, AZ), in April 2011. I think it is a wolf spider. Would be interested to know if you could identify it. Thanks! Garys

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5 June, 2011:
I live in Northern Ohio and caught (and released) this little guy last night. I believe it to be a Wolf Spider, but I'm not positive. I was bitten by a Brown Recluse years ago and still have a nasty scar from it, so I'm always watchful of them, but this one seems to be a harmless Wolf. A positive ID would be great. Thanks!

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Reply: Likely Sergiolus capulatus, compare to http://bugguide.net/node/view/38966 - Alyssa

4 June, 2011:
Can you tell me what this spider is please? We are in Alabama and I hope u can see it has three stripes and a dot in-between the top two. It would fit like it is on my thumbnail and not touch my skin of course it's legs are not spread out but it's a tiny spider. Thankyou

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Reply: (tegenaria duellica) or  a Barn Funnel Weaving Spider (tegenaria domestica). I can't really tell from the photo - glen

19 May, 2011:
Hello – Great site – Pix were helpful – but I need your expertise – found in our Long Island NY home – walking across the front hall floor – I have two small children in the house and need to know if I should take emergency steps – looks like the southern house spider too – but if the name represents its local that doesn’t make sense either right? - thank you !!!! - Anthony Sincerely, [] Anthony

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Reply: From the leg shape, this could be  some sort huntsman but not sure about spiders in China sorry - glen

19 May, 2011:

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Reply: It is very hard to identify spiderlings- glen
29 May, 2011:
Hi Glen, Seattle... ball of tiny spiders that emerge during the day and huddle together by evening... are these nursery spiders? (anyone is welcome to use these images freely with my blessing) Thanks nigel

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Reply: I think it is some sort huntsman but not sure if it is warm enough in the Himalayas for them - glen

19 May, 2011:
Hi Glen, Here's one more for you! I live in Mussoorie, India (Himalayas) and saw this lovely gent on the wall today. I *think* it's a type of huntsman, but I'm not sure; the thoraxy bit is about the size of a thumb from fingertip to first knuckle, so perhaps a bit smaller than a US quarter? They're fairly common, whatever they are - but no one seems to know what it actually _is_! Sadly, as he was vertical on a friends' wall at the time of photographing, it was hard to get something to use to compare it with for size, so the thumb-thorax idea is about the best I can do! Thanks, Darcey

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Reply: No its not a brown recluse but not sure what it is, could be a nursery web spider - glen

19 May, 2011:
Hello Glen, Wondering if this is a Brown Recluse... Found in my Watchung, NJ house. Thanks, Bill Funcheon Watchung, NJ

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Reply: Assassin bug, possibly the wheel bug Arilus cristatus (compare to http://bugguide.net/node/view/770877) - Alyssa

19 May, 2011:
This may not be a spider after all but here is a picture. Also sending you another picture.

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19 May, 2011:
Hi! I sent you a couple of spiders pics for identification a few weeks back. But due to the low quality of one of the picture it was difficult to identify. I attached a better quality pic on this email. What type of spider is this and is it poisonous? Thanks

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Reply: Tetragnatha (big jawed orb weaver) - glen

19 May, 2011:
Hi Glen Can you identify this female and male spider? I have been told this is a wandering lizard-eating spider, but after looking on the web, I don’t believe it is. It is not as hairy….. I think it may be something else. The male (image 44 & 46) which is smaller has a yellow patterned under-belly. Let me know if you have any idea. Cfn Kari

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Reply: Welcome to the increasing number of viewers from South Africa. Unfortunately I am not familiar with a lot of your spiders and this is one of them. There is a site called the Spider Club of Southern Africa which may be helpful but unfortunately it doesn't feature this one!! - glen

19 May, 2011:
What is this one?

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Reply: Big spider doesn't seem to have the markings or shape of a huntsman, of the other 2 I can only see one well enough to post here and I'm not sure what it is either!! - glen

6 May, 2011:
Hi again Glen! Sorry I had to send another email. I forgot to include this picture on my previous mail. Is this a Huntsman spider? Thanks.

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Reply: This one is similar to the ones below from S.Africa which were ID'd as a type of violin spider ( in the spider family Sicariidae and genus Loxosceles) but I am not sure if this is so - glen

6 May, 2011:1:
Dear Spider Man, Three German Shepherds bitten by spider. We finally see this guy. Who is he? Name, rank and serial # please!!!! Need to know his name so that I know how to treat my dogs, please. This taken in a garden estate in Egypt, where the dogs are free to run and sleep. Thank you, J Char

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Reply: Not sure about this one either- glen

6 May, 2011:
Hi Glen, I found this spider in my bathroom on the closet door trim. Being terrified of spiders, it gave me quite a fright. Can you please tell me if you know what kind it is and if it is harmful to humans or pets. With it's legs extended in the position you see in the picture, the whole thing was about the size of a half dollar. Thanks! Donna

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Reply: Looks a bit like a spitting spider but not really sure about this one either- glen
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Reply from The Spider Club: Hi Colleen, Your photo is of a very pretty Violin Spider in the spider family Sicariidae and genus Loxosceles, so yes, it could be considered harmful, however like all spiders they are very reluctant to bite and not considered to be much of a problem in South Africa. I have attached a small booklet on the very few spiders that are known to be of medical importance in our country. I am afraid I cannot give you a scientific species name although it is quite likely to be the most common and widespread species, Loxosceles spinulosa. Violin Spiders are smaller and less robust-looking spiders than adult female Button Spiders - male Button Spiders are tiny - and they do not make webs to catch their prey but are nocturnal hunters. Hope this helps. Kind regards Astri
Don't know if I agree with this ID - glen

5 May, 2011:
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Reply: Closest I can think of is a broad faced sac spider but not really sure. Not a brown recluse though - glen

5 May, 2011:
Hey all, We found this rather interesting spider this morning stuck in a small pink plastic tub. My mom kept it for me to look at and the only spider I can find that resembles this one is a Brown Recluse. The odd thing is that I have been told brown recluses don’t live in California and anybody who says so is a phony. I was just wondering if you could help us clarify what kind of spider this is? Thanks. JT

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Reply: Strange colour, not sure about this one either- glen

29 April, 2011:
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Reply: Not sure about this one - glen

29 April, 2011:


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Reply: Very hard to say what made this egg sac without seeing the spider. I have some yellow ones from golden silk orb weavers but they are more yellow than this one - glen

29 April, 2011:
Attached is a spider egg sac I found on my house. I apologize for not putting a coin up next to it but it was nearly as large as a quarter. It was more peach than yellow in color.

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Reply: No sure what this one is - glen

29 April, 2011:

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Reply: Looks like an insect not a spider probably a velvet mite - glen

28 April, 2011:
Can you help me identify these baby spiders? Jennifer

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Reply: Looks like a cross between a grass spider and a wolf spider!! - glen

28 April, 2011:
Hi Glen, This spider seems to have shorter and thicker legs than most of the grass spider photos I see, is this indeed what I have? I've been seeing many more of them over the last week or so in my LA apt. They are small probably 3/4 inch. Thanks! Tricia

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Reply: It could be some sort of jumping spider but I'm not sure - glen

27 April, 2011:
Hi Glen, I have another spider for you to identify for me please. This one I a unsure where it came from. Either from outside in a dust pile, or from some folded clothes in a dresser. I need to know whether I should worry about it or it's other little friends, where I need to search and clean. That would help me out quite a lot. Thank you very much, Angela

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Reply: It is a male, possibly tegenaria but I can't say for sure from the side view - glen

27 April, 2011:
Hey there, I was wondering if you could possibly identify this spider for me. I hope the picture is clear enough for you, I really didn't want to get any closer.

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6 April, 2011:
This is a small spider that was in the basement by my washing machine. Jerry

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Reply: Looks like a Longlegged Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium): http://bugguide.net/node/view/512670 Laura

6 April, 2011: Here's a spider that was on my garage. Jerry

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Reply: I had never heard of the David Bowie spider but apart from not being as yellow as they appear, it does look like one (these are part of the huntsman family) - glen

6 April, 2011:
hi, is this a Heteropoda davidbowie? greets nik Nikolaus, MA

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Reply: The body shape is similar to the Enoplognatha species but I have not seen that colour before so not sure. But I don't think it will turn into a widow spider - glen

6 April, 2011:1:
Hello, I am usually good about identifying the spiders out here in Arizona but this one has me stumped. I t looks like a black widow but it is red or maroon with a white hourglass on the bottom and some stripping on the back. So far I have not found any that are very large, most have only had an abdomen about the size of a green pea. I now have one that I am going to keep for a while to see if it changes to more of a black widow or not. All of the black widows I have ever seen around this size are brown/tan and white until they get larger. Any info will be of great help. Thanks Paul

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Another Reply: (Linyphiid): If that black part on the back sticks out, it's likely Florinda coccinea  - Alyssa

29 March, 2011:1:
Hello! I have another mysterious spider for you! It's small and lived in a messy web by a Unicorn Plant in my garden (the plant traps insects, so it could be scavenging?) It's sitting on the plant in the pictures. It was found in 2010 in North Carolina. Never seen it before and would like to know more about it. Thanks! Cara
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Reply: My first thought was some sort of huntsman but, given the location, it does also resemble the wandering spider species which can be dangerous - glen

29 March, 2011:
Glen, Sorry about the last email - I forgot to downsize the photo before sending. We were on a trip to the Mayan ruins in Guatemala, and my daughter found this baby on the shower curtain. Thanks for your help [Smile emoticon] Karen

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Reply: I really can't tell from this photo as it is of the underside - from the feathery bits on the legs I'd be more inclined to say a golden silk orb weaver - glen

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Reply: Great photo, sorry I don't know what it is - glen

13 March, 2011:
Glen, I spotted this spider during a night hike near the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in Ecuador. The length of the body was about 1.5ˇ, and fore leg tip to rear leg tip about 3ˇ. The bright coloring certainly indicated ˇstay awayˇ to me. The legs appeared slightly blue under my LED flashlight.. The body is a reddish orange. Thanks, John

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Reply: Giant Crab Spider (Olios): http://bugguide.net/node/view/361797/bgimage - Laura

13 March, 2011:
Hi Glen I have enclosed a picture of a spider that we found in a box of oranges from California. It was in a cocoon on the bottom of a leaf. Are you able to tell me what type of spider this is and whether it is dangerous at all? Thanks Dale

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Reply: Sorry I don't know what it is - glen

13 March, 2011:
I found this spider in the parking lot of my job. I live in Baltimore, MD. I tried searching the internet, but was unable to find the species of spider. It it black and sort of copper or brown. (See Picture) It was pretty big too.

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Reply: Some sort of crab spider (huntsman family).  -  glen

28 February, 2011:
Hello! I,m an amateur photographer and the owner of blog http://pk-photography.blogspot.com , where I post my pictures with brief description. Here are some pictures of spiders. Any help in identification will be highly appreciated. The pictures are taken in Pakistan. Regards Muhammad Quresh

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28 February, 2011:
Hello! I,m an amateur photographer and the owner of blog http://pk-photography.blogspot.com , where I post my pictures with brief description. Here are some pictures of spiders. Any help in identification will be highly appreciated. The pictures are taken in Pakistan. Regards Muhammad

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Reply: Not sure, maybe some sort of trapdoor spider - glen

14 February, 2011:
Hi, I saw on your website that you identify spiders, do you know what this one is?

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Reply: Theridula sp, probably Theridula opulenta. Compare to http://bugguide.net/node/view/298773/bgimage  - Alyssa

14 February, 2011:
I saw this strange spider in my garden during summer 2010 and have no clue what it is. It's very little, house spider size, and was carrying the white egg sac with it. It's triangular in shape and black widow colored black, but it's clearly not a black widow. I live in eastern USA.

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Hi Glen, I live in central Connecticut (USA). Since we have had a lot of these spiders show up in the house, should we get an expert to check it out? I honestly don't know how they are getting in, and why we are the only unit in our complex to have them show up. It definitely looks more like a giant house spider or barn funnel weaver due to the fact that its legs have a banded pattern. I also agree that the other photo I sent may have been a Fishing spider. We are definitely getting a host of large spiders into our home! I guess I will just have to stay vigilant, and keep a close eye to the floor when our daughter is crawling around. Thanks for all of your help!  - Julie
Reply: This is not a spider but looks to be covered in the same sort of mould that some spiders are affected by - glen

13 January, 2011:
Hi Glen, Found your website while searching for white spiders info...Your website is AMAZING! - I was wondering if you could help me out in identifying this white dusty looking spider that we found in our house this morning, actually in one of our blanket in the living room sofa. We live in Moncton, New-Brunswick CANADA. As you will be able to see in the photo ..the spider is white...dusty looking, very flat and was slow in movement. Are these dangerous??? We didn't kill it...we just threw it outside in the white snow! Thank you kindly! Raymonde

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Reply: This is one of the tegenaria species which includes the hob but has bands on its legs which is typical of a giant house spider or barn funnel weaver rather than a hobo - glen

2 January, 2011:
Hi Glen! I have a photo from over a year ago that I need to find. I believe that photo has a "front" view. However, we had another "visitation" a week and a half ago. This time the spider was smaller, but still the same type. I know you said that they don't usually come indoors, but it has happened every now and again. We have been in our condo almost two years, and have had at least 6-8 of these spiders show up at different times. Should we look into an exterminator? We do live near the woods, and there is marshland and a pond...could this be why they keep finding their way inside? We have asked other neighbors in the same complex, and they have not had these spiders show up in their homes. I am a bit concerned. Please let me know if this photo is any better. Thanks for your help! Sincerely, Julie

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Reply: Eyes are unmistakable--wolf spider. The spinose legs look to me like Pardosa sp. but not sure. - Alyssa

2 January, 2011:
Hi Glen! Haven't sent you any emails as of lately, but I found this one about a few hours ago inside my house, and it kind of surprised me. I have seen some similar ones outside near this mega flat sheet web, but this is the first time I have found one inside my house. Just to refresh your memory, I live in San Diego, California. I thought this one might be a hobo, and I did check that detailed, 'how to identify a hobo' but then it looked a bit more like the giant house spider, or like the barn spider. I've tried to get a good shot of the eyes but I am having problems with my lens. It looks like it has about 4 on the 1st row, and then 2 big ones on top. Maybe you can give some insight. I did recently get a big box shipment from Kansas, Missouri, so maybe it tagged along! Here are 4 pics. made em big for you. Lily Burke

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