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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 & Brown House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Dew Drop Spiders Fishing Spiders
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Ghost Spider Giant House Spider Golden Orb Weavers
Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders Hacklemesh Weavers
Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders Jewelled Spiders
Jumping Spiders Lace Web  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
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Segestria Florentina Solfugids/Camel Spiders Southern House Spiders
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Woodlouse Hunters

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UNIDENTIFIED SPIDERS

Reply: Maybe some sort of wolf spider but not sure - glen

9 Nov, 2016:
Please identify this spider for me. found in garage at my home in South Texas, USA I've looked all over the internet and can not find one to match its markings. Thanks! Lindsey

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Reply: Looks like a male and maybe related to the parson spider family but not sure - glen

9 Nov, 2016:
Dear Glen, Greetings. I found a spider in my house recently. Have taken a snap of it, which I am attaching. Wonder which species it is?Please have a look.Thanks Manu New Delhi India

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Reply: Could be on of the golden silk or weavers but not sure - glen

9 Nov, 2016:
Can you identify?..Found in mountains outside Shanghai.

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Reply: Not sure about this one although I have seen it before - glen

5 Nov, 2016:
Iíve googled and libraried this spiderÖjust found him on the back side of a calla lily leaf from a funeral combo of plantsÖ Itís body is almost triangular, two points at the side, visible from top, and one at bottom, visible from side, and obvious yellow dot, just oneÖ Thanks,

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Reply: Here's a reply for this one-, thanks Stuart!! -  glen
Reply: It's Megalostrata raptor. Feel free to chat with me if other Central American ones come up. greetings stuart

3 Oct, 2016:
Hey, I was wondering if you could help me identify spider. A lot te background, I live in Central America, at first I thought it might be a white tailed spider but I'm not sure about that. The part that puzzles me is the size of its fangs, when I trapped it, I noticed that the fangs were even larger. You'll be able to notice the expanded fangs on the 2nd picture. Thanks for your help, Raul

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Reply: Not sure about this one. - glen

29 Sept, 2016:
Hi, my names rachel and I recently found a spider on my porch of my home. Can't seem to find his image anywhere online. I'm in Maryland & just wanted to know if there was anyway you could help me identify this spider! Thank you in advance!

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Reply: Interesting markings on this spider. Probably some sort of steatoda going by the messy web - glen

16 Sept, 2016:
Good morning. There is a rather interesting spider that has set up camp on my back gate. It is extremely shy (I have only seen it out like the picture once) and is rather unique compared to what I see around the garden. It has eaten flies, wasps and even a spider that was quite a bit bigger than it is! I believe it may be a false widow... but it looks a bit different to the pictures on the internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Matt

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Reply: Not sure about this one. Always best to be cautious around babies in any case and remove spiders. Pesticides are just as harmful to us as to spiders so I never recommend them - glen

22 August, 2016:
Could you please help me identify this spider. It was about the size of a nickel, front half was brownish red and black was black with a shiny black butt. I have twin babies crawling around and found this one to be about 3 ft from one if them in my living room. I killed it and just wanting to know if I should contact a exterminator. Thank. Melissa

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Reply: Clever grandson found it - definitely a colourful jumping spider!!!  - glen

22 August, 2016:
Can you please tell me the name of this spider.?. I have attached photo. I found this special guest at MANGALA VANAM BIRD Sanctuary , Located At The centre of Cochin city, Kerala. I am sure that it is a spider. Let me try to find them. Currently I don't have photos. Regards, Anoop, Cochin Kerala, India

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Reply: I don't think it is from the Badumna family, the red stripe looks more like that on a false widow. Anyone with any other ideas? - glen

22 August, 2016:
Hello, Ive seen that you can identify an spider from a picture? can you please help me with this one? i tought it was from a family Badumna insignis but im not sure. Thank you

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Reply: The photo is really not close up enough to give a good ID, I really don't know this one - glen

22 August, 2016:
I have been searching for months to identify this spider. Have had more than 2 dozen in my basement bathroom that I have killed. No web, just on the wall or a small strand that it hangs from. Quite fast but usually out in the open. This picture is the best I can get. It was in the upper corner of the room. They all (except the two little ones) have this stripe. The abdomen isn't fat, it is a streamlined spider, longer front legs. Feel free to ask anything else. Any help you can give will be appreciated. Someone suggested a brown widow, but from all the picture of that one, it just doesn't fit.

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Reply: This is a strange one as usually wolf spiders are the ones I see most carrying their spiderlings. I don't think this is a wolf but not sure what she is - glen

22 August, 2016:
I found this lil lady and her babies floating around in my fish pond this morning. They are now in the woods behind my house. She was very calm and photogenic! Can you help me figure out what kind of spider she is? Hope to hear back from you soon. -Best, Ashley

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22 August, 2016:
I found three of these in my house today, same general area, and the only spiders I've seen inside in some time. Each about the size of a nickel with legs outstretched. White marking on the back of the upper torso, solid black on the back. Legs dark, with a slightly yellowish tinge to them. These are the best pictures I could get with the lighting.

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22 August, 2016:
Would like to know what type of spider this is, and if it is poisonous!

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More from Mike: Its been the same size for 6 months. I was thinking maybe spitting spider. It doesn't make a web that I can see but I have seen small ants webbed up. Can you post it up to see if anyone knows? Thank you, Michael

22 August, 2016:
It's magnified 15x. It's the size of the camera hole on an iPhone. Mike

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Reply: "Hi Michael, I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I shared your photo with another So. Cal. arachnologist. We both believe that your spider is partially covered with orange paint. I think this because the orange pattern is so asymmetrical, e.g. the 4th pair of legs has unequal coverage depending on the leg segment and wether it is the right or left leg. I suspect, based on the shape of the spider and leg lengths, that your spider is the Western black widow. Cheers, Lenny"

20 July, 2016:
I found this female in my garage. I live in a rural area east of San Diego, CA. We have black widows and a few years ago brown widows started showing up. Though I have never seen anythijg like this one. At first glance when I barley got I glimps of her, I thought maybe it was a northern widow. Then the 2nd time I saw her I saw just how bright and brilliant the orange is As you can see, I got her egg sac in a container and it just erupted today. Any help with identification would be great. Thank you, Michael

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Reply: It looks like one of the steatoda species but they usually have shiny black abdomens - glen

20 July, 2016:
What is this, It lives in a funnel web. looks like a black widow wolf spider mix, I can not find anything like it to make an ID

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Reply: Not sure about this one but all spiders are venomous to some extent - glen

16 July, 2016:
Hi i live in Louisiana and i need this spider identified and see if its venomus

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An Answer: Hello Glen, this is the larva of a ladybug/Coccinellidae https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccinellidae

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This is not a spider but an interesting specimen - glen

8 July, 2016:
Hello, Can you tell me what this is? I live in Maryland.  I was on my break at work and seen this crawling on the table at work.  It's a little larger then a ant it's tail reminded me of a scorpion from the way it's shaped.  I am just so curious to know what it is or if it's even a spider at all.  Thanks so much for your help.
Sincerely, Lisa

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Reply: Not sure about this one either - glen

8 July, 2016:
Hi there! I live in NC and found this guy outside next to one of my doors-could you tell me what kind of spider he is and if I need to move him away from my home? He's about 2 inches long if that helps any. Thank you! Teresa

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Reply: Maybe a female golden silk orb weaver but not sure - glen

5 July, 2016:
To Whom It may Concern, Attached please find a picture of a spider an acquaintance took while spending time in Guyana Amazon Rainforest.  The locals had no idea what it is.  The body is almost the size of a golf ball.  The body looked like it has a purplish hue.  The shape is very similar to an orb weaver yet the legs donít seem to present as such.  At first glance I thought it was a very large Black Widow.  He said the web was very thick.  What do you think?   Michael

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Reply: My first thought was black widow spider as the black and white markings are the same only in red. I would think some sort of relation.

4 July, 2016:
Found in clothing in northern California.

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Reply: Never seen this one before either!!

30 June, 2016:
Hi i live in Manchester, England & i was just looking for a little help identifying a spider. I've seen this little guy a few times now & was just wondering if anyone can help, I've never seen a yellow & black spider before so any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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Reply: Not sure what this one is?

28 June, 2016:
What kind of Spider ??

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Reply: Similar in shape to Enoplognatha species but not one I have seen before!! Spiders are venomous not poisonous.

18 June, 2016:
My sister lives in Tennessee and found this spider in her house. From what little I can find out, there was a similar spider found in Pennsylvania around this same time last year. Do you have a name for this spider? And is it poisonous?

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Reply: Here's another strange one. tend more toward a crab spider than yellow sac though.

17 June, 2016:
Hither can you please identity this spider from the UK please....I think it's a yellow sac or a crab spider not sure. Many thanks x

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Reply: I'm not familiar with this one, can anyone ID it?

17 June, 2016:
Spider in Maine basement

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Reply: I don't believe these belong to a spider or spiders, I have seen nests like this on Hamilton Island in Queensland and they are ant nests, so these are probably something similar.

17 June, 2016:
What is this?

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3 June, 2016:
Any idea what kind of spider this is? Location, California, 94561 Thanks Randy

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3 June, 2016:
Hi Glen, I'm trying to identify this spider. I found it on a fern on the Rhododendron Trail in Prairie Creek State Park/Redwoods National Park near Orick, CA, on 05/29/16 in mid-afternoon. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Sherry

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3 June, 2016:
Are you able to identify this spider?

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Reply: This is an insect so not a spider bite - glen

25 April, 2016:
Spider bite

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Reply: Someone is having a go at you with this one!! - glen

25 April, 2016:
If you can zoom in this spider has red tip legs my number is 610 850 5118 I am 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia and live in a new development that was farm land thanks or you can reply to this email

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Reply: Cute red lizard!! - glen

25 April, 2016:
Can you help with the identity?

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Reply: Another unusual web, can't really see the spider in this one either though - glen

25 April, 2016:
Good afternoon from Brazil! This is a spider inside a cone shaped part of his web on our trampoline. We live in Brasilia, Brazil. Hard to see the spider but probably about the diameter of a U.S. Quarter? Thanks for any info!!

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Reply: What an unusual web, can't really see the spider though - glen

25 April, 2016:
Glen, Here is the spider in its web taken by Daniel my guide. Quite small and it was whiteish. Kathryn

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Reply: This is an insect  - maybe an assassin bug - glen

22 April, 2016:
This is one of three leaves on my mulberry tree that are infested.

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Reply: This one is unusual and not one I know, maybe some sort of tarantula but not sure - glen

17 April, 2016:
Can you please identify this spider

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Reply: This is not a brown recluse but not sure what it is! - glen

15 April, 2016:
Can you identify this spider for me, or at least rule out a brown recluse?

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Reply: It is some sort of wasp, possible a mud wasp - glen

15 April, 2016:
Good morning my name is Andrew Gilland my wife and I have been seeing this odd insect flying and crawling around and stinging grasshoppers in mid flight coming down to the ground still stinging them Then eating them as well I have been asking every pest control company's here in Las Vegas, Nv and none of them have a clue as to what it is can you please help figure what the heck it is plus I have a 18 month old daughter that likes to play and get into everything she's my concern attached to this email is the pictures I was able to get of it. Please help.
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Reply: No they aren't spiders at all, they could be assassin bugs - glen

15 April, 2016:
I found this on my back patio.. I live in Mississippi... are these red spotted ant mimic spiders?

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Reply: This is not a spider, maybe a red velvet mite - glen

11 March, 2016:
I was gardening today (early spring for us in Connecticut) & came across this... Can you tell me is it a spider or a tick? It's only the size of a pin head or 1/2 the size of an eraser... Curious!? Thanks -Beth

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8 February, 2016:
Good Day, I was hoping you could identify this spider for me. Is it venomous? Thank you in advance Wayne (South Africa)

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Reply: I found a very similar spider that is called a flat crab spider also in SA but it had yellow instead of orange but the markings were identical - glen

27 January, 2016:
Please help me identify the spider as per the attached pic. I live in South Africa.

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Reply: I've just been going through the website and found one I might be able too help you id.. To me (And hearing that it lives in NSW) This one looks like it might be a Female White tailed spider (Lampona cylindrata or of the Lampona Family) Just looking at the Brown legs and the slight white tip on the Abdomen.. Hope that helps you mate Lachlan

Reply: This one has me stumped, it's from the Riverina district in New South Wales - glen

27 January, 2016:
Hello I was wondering if you can tell me what this spider is? Thank  you Roslyn

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Reply: Looks like it is covered in some sort of mould. I have seen them with red mould before but not blue - glen

17 January, 2016:
Can you tell what this blue spider is cheers

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Reply: I think it is some sort of long jawed orb weaver.

7 January, 2016:
Hi Glen, Iím hoping you can help me identify this spider. We found it walking across our kitchen floor in Wellington New Zealand. The thick appendages at the front were being held up together when it walked. Do you know what kind of spider it is? Kind regards Jan.
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6 January, 2016:
Hi I found this spider in my bedroom, I also have a fascination with spiders and have looked everywhere for help identifying this guy I live in North Carolina, America the closest I can come to is a male false widow but his markings and color don't match I'm dying to find out what it is. Thanks and have a great day oh and also he had a web so that may help.
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Reply: Interesting South African spider, maybe a wolf spider relative but not sure - glen

6 January, 2016:
Good evening. Found this spider in our house. Any idea what it is? We live in Saldanha, West Coast, South Africa. Thank you. Ester

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Reply: Not sure about this one, could be some sort of fishing spider but markings are more like nursery web spider - glen

6 January, 2016:
I found it in the swimming pool this morning after it rained a lot last night. I am from South Africa and it is summertime here now.

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