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Spider Photos 2012

Here's some photos sent in by viewers. Many thanks for allowing me to use these photos. PLEASE ONLY SEND IN CLEAR PHOTOS AND PREFERABLY THE TOP VIEW OR I CANNOT ID IT FOR YOU!!! 

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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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20 December, 2012:
Can you tell what this is. Taken about 5 years ago in the Amazon, we had the San Diego zoo entomology expert with us. She and I where so shocked by its size we couldn't grasp the concept. This was approx 13" long. Larger than a big dinner plate. She thought it may be a record holder. What do you think?

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10 November, 2012:
Hi i need some help!!! Had a few screams when my mother and I discovered this!!! I live in South Africa, please if you know what this spider is, let me know.!! Thanks :

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Reply: Looks like one of the enoplognatha species which also belong to the family Theridiidae - glen
10 November, 2012:
Glen, This guy was hanging on the window of our garage. I had no idea he was green until I took the picture with flash. I'm having a little trouble identifying him. It looks like some "google" images of a Theridion varians BUT those seem more common in Europe. Any ideas? - Leigh W. Rochester, New York

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22 October, 2012: 
When I finally dug to the bottom of the coating, which seemed to be about 5 inches, I was able to unseal it and pull it off the boulder. When I shined my flashlight on it almost immediately after, I noticed this spider, hanging on a web. How in the world did it get through the dirt on the sides? There is no hole for it to get through on the bottom/top of the coating. Could it be like one of those frogs that had been sealed in rock for hundreds or thousands of years? And what kind of spider is this?

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22 October, 2012:
Glen, I came across this spider while I was riding my bike in the middle of las vegas, nevada earlier today. It was about 3 inches across at the legs. The closest desert area was about 3/4 mile away. I am just really curious as to what it may be. I'm leaning towards wolf spider. Thanks for any help! -Nick

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21 October, 2012:
I am supposing this is some sort of crab spider, certainly saw itself as very fierce if new to this area.

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25 Sept, 2012:
Hi Glen I was wondering if you could shed some light on this baby for me. Found on a rock face in Columbia just west of Bogota by a small river. Thanks in advance

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2 Sept, 2012:
Hi Glen, I just found your site this morning, so I don’t think much else is getting done today. I thought I would send you some pictures I took at work. Feel free to use them for your site if you wish. The spider is tiny, but I use microscopes at work, and thought it might be neat to have a look. You can see from the scale marker that this thing is about as long as a dime is thick. Some silk is visible too. Can you tell what it is? Do you think it will grow bigger? Oh, I found it indoors in Winnipeg. Summer time. Thanks for the great site Emmet

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Reply from Laura: Looks like Enoplognatha ovata. http://bugguide.net/node/view/215174/bgimage

Reply: You don't say where you live but your pics are very similar to Lactrodectus pallidus, the white widow spider which lives in North Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia - glen
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6 August, 2012:
Hey I found this in my garbage can area behind my house, can u tell me what it is??

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Reply from Laura: This is a bowl and doily weaverv (frontinella communis)
Reply: I don't think this is a steatoda, the other is a common house spider - glen

26 August, 2012:
hi Glen! i have several photos to send, some i would like identified if you can first i have the unknown spiders. some i suspect are steotoda group and some i suspect MIGHT be widows... but i am not sure. first 4 i think are steotoda. 5th photo steotoda or widow, i cannot tell but i do know he is male. the last 3 i think might be widows, one had a bit of red under the belly... Casey

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Reply: Crab spider indeed, probably a male Misumenoides formosipes. - Alyssa

26 August, 2012:
Can you ID this little guy? He was found on our screen door--we live just outside Philadelphia in a wooded area. He was probably under half an inch, although he liked to keep his front two legs together spread wide (almost appeared like he only had 6 legs total) and looked maybe 3/4 inch wide when he did so. Thanks! Jenn

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Reply: Araneus guttulatus - Laura

26 August, 2012:
To whom it may concern; Found your email on spiderzrule.com and thought you may help in identifying the attached spider photo. This is coming to you from the Cincinnati Ohio area in the United States. I'm not sure where this email is being sent, so I thought I would include some geographical information. Thanks Tony

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Reply from Laura:
Might be Steatoda nobilis. http://www.uksafari.com/falsewidows.htm

26 August, 2012:
Hello from California...So i hope you can help me identify this spider we found in our house. It has a star shape on uts back. I'll email you a picture. If you can email me back to let me know i just hope its not poisonous. Thank you.

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Reply from Laura: I think this might be a Giant House Spider (Tegenaria gigantea). 

Reply: I don't know if it is a wolf spider, the legs look too thin for one - glen

21 July, 2012:
Hi there, can you tell me if this is a wolf spider? I keep finding them in my pool. I live in the southern interior of BC. Thanks, Katie

 

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Reply: Looks like this might be a Giant Water Spider  - Laura

21 July, 2012:
This is one I found at my son's house, on a wall - Brisbane, Australia. It's not one I recognise, looks a bit like a wolf spider but can't find any matching photos for wolf spiders in our area. Closest I came up with was a fishing spider, but not sure! - glen

 

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Reply: Dolomedes albineus, the white mustache gives it away. - Alyssa (fishing spider)

27 June, 2012:
was wondering what kind of spider this was. I thought that it was a false wolf spider, but I looked through my book of spiders and it looks like a forest huntsman...?

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Correction from Laura: I now know it's probably something in the family Tengellidae:  - Laura

27 June, 2012:
...... So I guess my questions are, "What spider is this and is there a possibility that this spider/type of spider is the same sort that bit me that night and if so, what should I do?" The spider is currently still alive and well in its plastic home and I have the notion to take it to a nearby entomology museum to see if I can get the spider positively identified and then make some decisions accordingly. - Steph

 

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ID from Laura: This is a star bellied orb weaver.


25 June, 2012:
Hello Glen, I have a spikey spider which I cannot identify. It was sitting on my door, so I took a picture of it (albeit a little fuzzy). I tried researching "spikey spider" but did not find any matching pictures. Any idea what this might be? I live in Lusby Maryland (southern MD), and I took the picture today. Please let me know, as I really love spiders and would like to tell my nephews what this one is. Thank you so much! Melody

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Reply:  It is some sort of myglamorph  -  a purseweb spider probably - glen

22 June, 2012:
What spider is this???

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Reply: I don't know which subspecies has distinct chevron markings, but this looks like a Giant Crab Spider to me. Similar to http://bugguide.net/node/view/414949 - Laura

22 June, 2012:
Found this spider in my house, do you know what it is?

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ID: Wheel Bug nymph: http://bugguide.net/node/view/288330  - Laura

Reply: This is not a spider but an insect of some sort - glen

19 June, 2012:
Hi I’m resending the image of my “Scorpion like” spider. We live in coastal South Carolina. Thanks, MJ

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19 June, 2012:
Hello, it's been awhile Got a new SLR camera and got some photos, one surprised me as it is a Orchard Weaver variety. He was very pretty, though lucky he was small. My fiance's brother thought he was a black widow and wanted to kill him but he couldn't find the tiny guy so he is safe :) the other is a jumping spider variety (not sure which) one is a daring jumping spider (i love these guys, they have so much personality and are just adorable...) the other i am not sure what he is, i am still browsing the site to ID him also, I just watched Myth Busters, thankfully it's nice to know the myth about the daddy long legs is just that, a MYTH :D but they still give me the heebie jeebies.... all them legs thanks again :D Casey

Reply: This looks like a Wolf Spider to me, sorry I don't know the sub-species. http://bugguide.net/node/view/312334 - Laura

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More  from Nabil: I actually found the type of species it belongs to. It is a male of Eresus Albopictus, a very rare and uncommon to find spider, the males are only seen for a short season and very hard to find. The females (15-20mm) builds a woolly silk construction on the base of stones or shrubbery, and never deserts the nest until they're dead. The adult males are wonderers only at the season looking for a female and die short time after the mating.

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What a great spider!!  - glen

5 June, 2012:

Hey there, Sure hope all is well at your end, I wanted to ask you a spider which I found in the northern part of Israel, and which till now I have no clue what type it is. I have attached the photos I have of it with this email hoping that someone would tell me what specie it is. (I could not find it at all online by the way). Wishing you a brilliant day. N.

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Reply: Unlucky scorpion!!  - glen

5 June, 2012:

Thought you would like this photo of a scorpion suspended 5" off the ground and a spider finishing him off. This photo was taken today in Driftwood, TX. Driftwood is just SW of Austin. Colleen

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Reply: Possibly a Longlegged Sac Spider - Laura


4 June, 2012:

Help! Not sure if this is just a common house spider. Thought it looked like a hobo or brown recluse. I'm terrified of spiders and I don't want any necrosis of the skin! Haha please help identify it so I can either get someone out here to rid them or relax and know its not poisonous.

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Reply: Possibly a wolf spider similar to http://bugguide.net/node/view/121308 -  Laura

4 June, 2012:

Hey I have found a spider in my house and I was wondering what kind it is

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ID: First one is  a type of ground spider, Callilepis pluto and the second a pirate wolf spider  - Laura

31 May, 2012:
Okay my family and I just moved into a new house ( the house is two years old ) It seemed very well maintained and extremely clean when we moved in. Immediately my daughter began getting “bites” at night while sleeping. Next my wife started getting them. In the span of one week my daughter received 36 bites spread over her arms, legs and back. My wife has 23 bites while my son and I remain mostly unaffected ( I have maybe 3 ). We first thought “bed bugs” and searched the house and our bedding but found nothing. We have however noticed and abundance of TINY Brown spiders. I have caught and photographed two of them. They appear to me to be different ( maybe one is male one is female I am not sure ). I think one is a Hobo spider but I am not educated enough to make that call. Now to clarify… by abundance I mean If you look you can usually find on or two in a few minutes ( not crawling wall to wall ) I know spiders don’t usually leaves that many bites but we can’t find anything else. I have noted both my wife and daughter like to sleep under blankets while my son and I don’t stay covered up much at night. I am concerned that we may have moved in while a sac of babies was hatching and they are getting first meals or something???? I would appreciate it if you could Identify the spiders. I may have to email you a few times to send all the pics. Harley

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Reply: Possibly a wolf spider similar to http://bugguide.net/node/view/121308 -  Laura


31 May, 2012:

Hey I have found a spider in my house and I was wondering what kind it is

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Reply: Maybe a Long-Legged Sac Spider. http://bugguide.net/node/view/611539 - Laura

31 May, 2012:

Hello, I just brushed one of these off my leg and later found 4 more along the baseboard and ceiling in my living room. I live in southwestern Ontario and until now haven't really been bothered by the numerous spiders in the house until I realized they could be the brown recluse. My major concern is that there is an entire breeding ground starting in my backyard between my patio cushions and a strange looking ball that turned out to be probably 50 or more tiny spiders all huddled together. Anyway, just wondering if you could share your opinion on if you think it's a brown recluse. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Tammy - Burlington, Ontario

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7 May, 2012:

Hi Brian, I came across your website and find it very interesting. I live here in Sunny South Florida with my wife and young children and we noticed a spider spinning on a web down from the living room ceiling during the daytime last week. Two days ago, saw a similar one doing the same in the hallway. This evening, during g bathtime for the kids, we noticed one coming down in the bathroom from the ceiling area. I have attached a few photos I took this afternoon of the same spider. I'm hoping you can ID it and let us know if we should be concerned, or if it is harmless. Looking forward to hearing back from you soon. Thanks and all the best, Elliot

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Reply: I have been sent pics of spiders covered in some sort of white mould so perhaps this one has this on it as well - glen

7 May, 2012:
Hello, My name is Jessica and I live in South East Georgia, right on the border of Florida. I was cleaning a toy off for my kids and this giant, fuzzy, white spider crawled out from under it. I have never seen anything like it and I can't find it on the web. Thanks for your help!

 

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Reply: I can't find an exact match but one looks like it could be a Slender Crab Spider http://bugguide.net/node/view/609174 and the other might be a Long-Legged Sac Spider http://bugguide.net/node/view/611539 - Laura

12 April, 2012:

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Reply: Hi Lisa, Good to hear from you again. I am not familiar with this latest spider you have found unfortunately, sorry -  glen

12 April, 2012:
Anyway, today I am here again to ask for your help again ... I have two new spiders at home, and would like to know details: Species, degree of danger, how long they last ... These things ... Ah! I'm feeding them with flies. I already have a practical way to capture the meals ... The following pictures attached ...Lisa

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Reply: Zelotes species - Anne

12 April, 2012:
I'm not sure what kind this one is either.

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Another Reply: Agelena consociata or lookalike  - Anne
Reply: The second one is probably some sort of orb weaver but don't know about the last one or first one sorry - glen

4 April, 2012:
Hi, just want to say I'm a big fan of your website. I have a few spider pictures you may be interested in. I live in Cyprus, Paphos...all pics were taken here. Also there are many species here that have not been publicized. Thanks for your time, would appreciate it if my pictures were not distributed...showing them on your site would be greatly appreciated though :) Matt
Found a few more for you Glen, no idea what they are. Matt

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Reply: This looks like a silver orb weaver - glen

16 February, 2012:
Hi Glen, I’ve been through your website as well as all the others you recommended and cannot find this spider. I’m hoping you can help me ID it. I live in Ft Myers Florida, actually inland from the city in an area called Buckingham, and I am overrun with these spiders. I have a swimming pool and a cage. Currently the cover most available space on the braces and screen inside the cage and are now starting new webs on the outside of the house. I saw a spider web INSIDE the house today and decided it was time to try again to figure out what to do. I have the perfect setup for spiders - water and insects from native plants on a couple acres. I’m a live and let live sort but these guys are taking over. I’ve tried most of the remedies on your site and these spiders are up and building more webs within a months. Hoping an identification will help me figure out what to do. Thanks! And if this photos is useful please feel free to use it.

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Reply: This looks a bit like a fishing spider from the pattern, it doesn't look like the wandering spiders I have on my site but it could be a different species, be careful with it in any case!! - glen

16 February, 2012:
Hello Glen, Hopefully you can help identify this one. Looks like a wolf spider. It was the size of a palm of a hand and it was found lying between some folded clothes. We found it in the Darien region of Panama while on a visit. I saw another one on the web that looked similar listed as a wandering spider. Thanks if you can help. -- Eric

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Reply: I don't know what this one is either, sorry - glen

16 February, 2012:
Just curious if you could tell me what kind of spider this is, They have to small children and are worried a bit. The photo was taken in Cady Texas. Thank you hope to hear from you soon J

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Reply: This is Segestria Florentina - glen

10 February, 2012:
Identify please

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Reply: This is a wasp mimicking spider - glen

25 January, 2012:
Your site said you can identify spiders with just a picture. So here goes.

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Reply: This is a banded tunnel web spider - glen

20 January, 2012:
Found this spider in a stack of timber in our factory in nz. Timber comes from Indonesia so not sure if it's native or from there Just interested as we do find a few different ones from time to time

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ID from Laura - Last photo - 6 spotted orb weaver similar to http://bugguide.net/node/view/62711

Another Reply: 2 opiliones and i think Nigma walckenaeri  - Anne
Reply:
The first 2 look like opiliones but they don't have 8 legs and as arachnids, the opiliones do, so maybe they are some sort of insect.

14 January, 2012:
Hi Great site, just found it. I was wondering if you could identify a few spiders for me link is below. All photos were taken in central Scotland.  Many thanks. Derek

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ID from Laura: This is a flat crab spider
 5 January, 2012:
Molo Please ID the spider in the attached pix It was found amongst the flowers of Gloriosa superba At Bonza Bay on 24 December 2011. It reminds me of a mauve spider that sat in wait in the Flowers of a cultivated Garzania and was presumably A species of insect predator. Will send you a pix of same Your help will be appreciated Best wishes for 2012 Carl, 3rd January 2012

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