Spiders

Leucage Orchard Weaver Spiders Photos

Leucauge is a genus of spiders of the Long Jawed Orb Weaver family (Tetragnathidae). They are usually found in warmer areas. There are several varieties of this species – Leucauge venusta, Leucauge dromedaria (known as the silver or horizontal orb weaver,  and Leucauge celebesiana.   Here are some photos of Venusta Orchard Spiders (Leucauge venusta) and others in this species. The Venusta Orchard Spider, […]

Grass Spider / Funnel Weaver Spider

Grass Spiders or Funnel weaver spiders (Agelenidae) as they are often called, closely resemble wolf spiders and the males sometimes resemble hobo spiders. They can usually be distinguished from wolf spiders because wolf spiders do not build webs. Funnel weavers are also usually lighter in build than wolf spiders. Many common funnel weaver are also characterized […]

Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders

There are several different looking spiders that have this name. Ant Mimicking Spiders,  Myrmarachne species, in Australia, are members of the Jumping Spider family but in the US some are members of Synemosyna formica species and others belong to Castianeira descripta  – the red spotted Ant Mimicking Spider. Here’s some photos sent in by viewers. ANT MIMICKING SPIDERS Wasp Mimicking Spiders

Running Crab Spider Photos

​Philodromidae, also known as philodromid crab spiders and running crab spiders, is a family of araneomorph spiders first described by Tord Tamerlan Teodor Thorell in 1870. It contains over 600 species in thirty genera. They are commonly known as “running crab spiders“, after their speed and the fact they run sideways, like their seafood counterparts. This family is superficially similar to […]

Garden Orb Weavers

Here’s some photos of those common Garden spiders from the Orb Weaving family.  My apologies if there are some Araneus on pages where they don’t belong but they are very hard to classify. Try this page for a species guide: https://usaspiders.com/orb-weaver/ or this one: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1972/bgpage Orb weavers (Araneidae) are often brightly coloured with rounded abdomens, […]

Hobo Spider – Eratigena agrestis

These spiders belong to the Eratigena family of spiders. The adult Hobo spider is a moderately large (12-18 mm body length) brown spider, with long, unmarked legs (legs included, a typical specimen would fit nicely on a silver dollar). The dorsal abdomen exhibits a “herringbone” or multiple chevron pattern, which may be quite obscure in darker individuals. […]

Long Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha sp.

There are 980 species of the Tetragnatha family worldwide. Long-jawed orb weavers are fairly easy to identify by their huge, powerful jaws, or chelicerae, and long, slender abdomen. Like the other family of orb weavers, the Araneidae, these spiders have eight eyes and these eyes are in 2 rows. They have 3 claws on each […]

Flower Crab Spiders Photos – Misumena Vatia

Crab spiders (Flower spiders), Misumena vatia, can change their colors similar to the way that chameleons do. They often reside within flowers, waiting for nectar-seeking insects (such as bees and butterflies) to come looking for a meal. These spiders are usually white, yellow, or green… though I have seen reddish ones and dark (black/brown) colored […]

Black Widow Spider – Latrodectus

The Black Widow, (Latrodectus mactans), is a venomous spider of the family Theridiidae, order Araneida. The female, about 1.3 cm (0.5 in) long, is glossy black, densely clothed with microscopic hairs, and marked with a characteristic red hourglass on the underside of the abdomen. The male, which is rarely seen, is smaller than the female and […]

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