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Spider Photos -  Furrow Spiders

Furrow Spiders are common orb-weaver spiders often found around homes and other urban areas. Some furrow spiders are known to overwinter as adults: this is noteworthy because typical orb weaver species live for only one year, dying before winter. Several species of furrow spiders live in Kentucky and they all look very similar. Furrow spiders formerly belonged to the genus Nuctenea, but now belong to the genus Larinoides. These species grows to about 1/2" long. Like all garden orb weaving spiders, they are not considered dangerous to humans.

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ORB WEAVERS/GARDEN SPIDERS

Orb weavers (Araneidae) are often brightly coloured with rounded abdomens, some with peculiarly angled humps or spines. However, there is considerable variation in size, colour and shape in this group. They are often recognized for building beautiful, large, round webs, on which they rest, head downward, waiting for prey. The webs consist of a number of radiating threads crossed by two spirals. The inner spiral begins in the centre, winds outward, and is made of smooth threads like the radiating threads. It covers only the central 1/3 of the web. The outer spiral begins at the edges and winds inward. It is made of more elastic, sticky threads, coated with a liquid substance. One of the largest and most commonly encountered members of this group is Argiope aurantia, the black and yellow garden spider and we have photos of them and other argiopes on their own page. Please select a section below.
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FURROW SPIDERS

5 Nov, 2016:
Found him on my front window. It weaved a pretty nice size web in the upper corner. From Indianapolis. Kameron

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1 June, 2016:
Can you Identify?

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31 May, 2016:
Spider

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2 April, 2016:
Spider

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3 September, 2015:
Spider ID

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3 August, 2015:
I live in Iowa City, IA. This guy has been camping out on my front door to my condo. The door faces the west. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me id this spider. Thanks, Tim

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22 July, 2015:
Can you identify this spider for me? THANK YOU!

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12 May, 2015:
Can you identify this spider for me? THANK YOU!

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6 May, 2015:
This spider was outside a window of the tower at Quabbin Reservoir, Belchertown MA. Can you tell me what it is?

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

11 November, 2014:
Can you identify this spider

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

11 November, 2014:
I found this unusual spider in a loaf of sealed bread. It was alive when I found it. I live in NJ and the bread was baked in PA. I appreciate any help you could give me, thanks.

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Reply: No, it's not a marbled orb weaver sorry, it's a furrow spider - glen

11 November, 2014:
Hi Glen, I saw this spider on the ceiling of the front porch of our office this morning and had to get a picture because the markings were so cool. Itís a little fuzzy because I took it with my phone, and it was still dark outside but it looks closest to the pictures of the marbled orb weaver I see on your website and others. This one had a pure white body with black marks and it was too dark for me to see the legs and abdomen. Iíll try to catch another picture if I can that is closer and clearer. We are located in North Central Ohio. My question is, do you agree with my determination? Thanks! Jason

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

11 November, 2014:
Was wondering if anyone knows what this is? I live in northern Ohio and found it outside my house.

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

11 November, 2014:
We live in SW Ohio and my husband found this spider in his work truck's tool box. Erring on the side of caution because of the idea that intricate markings COULD be a sign of danger, he left it alone and just took a photo. It was in between the size of a half dollar and a quarter. Any ideas? I appreciate any insight or direction you can provide. Paige

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

24 July, 2014:
Can you pleeeease tell me what kind of spider this is? I am deathly afraid of spiders and I have about 10 of this same kind living on my porch in West Virginia, USA! I have a 3 yr. old little girl and it scares me tremendously to think that this could be a deadly spider! Can you please identify this spider for me? I would be greatly appreciative! Thank you!

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Reply: This is a furrow spider too - glen

24 July, 2014:
These guys always come out in front of my house every night. 6-12 of them usually spread out across the length of it. About 1/2-1 inch in size. No idea of gender. Brown in color, light and dark. Found the term "herringbone" pattern. Anyways here are the pictures thank you!

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Reply: This is a furrow spider too - glen

10 July, 2014:
I found this in my Lil girls bedroom. Would really love to find out what it is.

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Reply: This one is a furrow spider - glen

10 July, 2014:
Hiya My little boy found this in our garden in kent, uk. He would love to know the name of it please! Thanks

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Reply: This one is a furrow spider - glen

19 June, 2014:
Hi, these spiders are all over my back deck, start coming out in the spring, only come out at night. I live in Missouri. Can you tell what it is? Always whitish with these black markings. Thanks! Samantha

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Reply: This one is a furrow spider - glen

19 June, 2014:
What kind is this

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Reply: This one is a furrow spider - glen

19 June, 2014:
Any idea what ki d of slider this is? I hope the pic is clear enough. It was black and solver metallic color. Found on a web, on a wood patio at The Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, USA.

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Reply: This one is a furrow spider - glen

26 May, 2014:
Can you help me identify which type of spider this is? I'm interested.....thanks

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Reply: Nice photo!! Click for a larger view. This one is a furrow spider - glen

6 May, 2014:
Hi, I snapped this with my phone a couple of weeks ago and no one knows what type of spider it is. I saw quite a few pictures of very similar spiders on your site accompanied with emails from the senders but none of them had received an answer from the looks of it. Don't know that I'll fare any better but I'll give it a shot. Thanks, Jack

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Reply: This one is a furrow spider - glen

6 May, 2014:
What kind of spider is this?

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Reply: This one is a furrow spider - glen

6 May, 2014:
Attached are some more pics. The first 2 spiders are the ones I find all the inside and out side of my house. I have pics of other spiders that look like those if you need more. I just thought those 2 pics should more markings. These ones have not real thick webs or well structured webs. They are just more like random stands of web hanging from perch to perch. The last 2 pics attached are ones I find every now and then. Mainly around my doors, both inside and out, and in my car. Their webs are also not that well structured. They kinda just string from random perches with no main center. Let me know what you think! Thanks again! Thanks, Austin

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1 April, 2014:
Found at least 20 of these outside my my main entrance door and windows. Live in South Texas , in a townhouse facing a pond. Not sure what type of spider it is but afraid for my son and wifes's well being since I found another 2 inside my house restroom(downstairs) and my bed(upstairs) upon returning home from being out all day. The second image is the one in my restroom as for the one up stairs I couldn't capture a picture as to it got disintegrated when they killed it. Could u help so I can treat the issue correctly and get rid of this infestation I have. Sincerely , Joe

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24 January, 2014:
Here is the spider's back...

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30 October, 2013:
What spider is it

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30 October, 2013:
Here is the spider's back...

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30 October, 2013:
Attached is the bug in question. Latitude 34 degrees, altitude 100ft. Thanks in advance! The first time I sent this it wouldn't verify, so I'm resending.

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30 October, 2013:
Thin silky wed, hides all day and comes out at sundown. Not a problem, just curious. Thanks!!

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30 October, 2013:
My friend sent me a picture of this spider(she named it Cleopatra) she found outside her house. We have no idea what kind it is and whether or not it's poisonous. I've never seen a spider like it before. Not the best picture, but hopefully you can get enough detail from it. Thank you Kayla

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30 July, 2013:
Is this dangerous?

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30 July, 2013:
i am a bit of a spider geek. dated an entomologist. never, ever seen one of these. it's very frisky, sorry pics aren't perfect. i didnt want to remove it from it's web. i am in lockhart texas, took this picture 5 minutes ago, spider has been there about 2 weeks but very hard to catch- it's very skittish, caught it building a new web tonight, didnt seem to care about me taking it's picture. would greatly appreciate an ident. thank you, Jackson

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30 July, 2013:
What is it?

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30 July, 2013:
Help with a spider ID?

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24June, 2013:
Hey there, I'm not really sure what these spiders are but there are about 15 of them all around my house. They seem to only come out at night. I live in Tennessee in a wooded area. Thank you!

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24June, 2013:
Shamrock Orb?

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24June, 2013:
Hi, I'm currently at a lakehouse with my family in South-Central North Carolina, and I've found these spiders lurking just outside my windows. They only seem to want to come out during the night, and hide in the daytime. I'm thinking they might be some strange pale Marbled Orb Weaver, but I'm still not too sure. Do you think you can help me out?

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15 June, 2013:
Spider on the porch

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10 June 2013:
Pic #3 - I believe this one may be a furrow spider from comparing it to your other pics. Thanks, Jennifer

 

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12 May, 2013:
I found this guy outside on our front porch here in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, I was not able to look at the web. At first I thought it might be a type of widow spider, but I'm thinking it's a common house spider (?) Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Celeste

 

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13 April, 2013:
I took this while the spider was crawling on a trash can outside a store in Northeast TN yesterday. I think it might be a fishing spider am I right?

 

 

13 April, 2013:
Hi Glen, I found this spider and few more outside of my house. I am from San Francisco Bay Area. I assume it could be black widow (male). Can you identify it for me, please? I have 2 small kids. Thank you, Tatyana.

 

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13 April, 2013:
I took this while the spider was crawling on a trash can outside a store in Northeast TN yesterday. I think it might be a fishing spider am I right?

 

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15 January, 2013:
Could you please identify this spider we believe since we have a bunch of these in the metal rafters of our porch that one bit me on my stomach

 

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2 November, 2012:
Could you please identify this spider we believe since we have a bunch of these in the metal rafters of our porch that one bit me on my stomach

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2 November, 2012:
Glen - I think this is a furrow spider but can't be sure. I live in central Maryland and have two of these guys outside of my front door spinning their webs at night. Hopefully they are not dangerous but I'm kind of arachnophobic so I need to be sure :) thanks in advance for your help and thanks for maintaining such an informative and helpful website! Pablo

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2 November, 2012:
Hello Glen, I was wondering if you would be able to tell by these photos what type of spider this is? It was HUGE! I thought maybe a wolf spider. But I am not sure. I have so many spiders here since I live near Lake Erie. Most I know and I do not worry about but the size of this one freaked me out. I will also add some nice pics of the orb weavers I thought you may like to add to your picture section. At least I think they are orb weavers. Thanks and feel free to use any of these on your page. Cortney

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2 Sept, 2012:
Hi Glen, I came across this spider hanging from a bridge in Salzburg, Austria a few weeks ago. It is almost identical to one that you have on the top of your web site, but I can't find the caption that tells me what it is. Can you? Thanks! Great site. Best regards, Shelley

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2 Sept, 2012:
orb weaver/spider on web-Wagoner County, Ok - Ellen

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider and harmless - glen

2 Sept, 2012:
What are these called?

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Reply:   Probably a furrow spider- glen

26 August, 2012:
I was able to get 2 photos of this guy before he got a little irritated. Haven't ran into one of these before any help would be appreciated!

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider and harmless - glen

26 August, 2012:
I found this spider chillin in my kitchen window and I'm wondering if you could help me to identify it. It's kind of dark in the picture, but i usually only see him at night. I'm pretty sure he's harmless. Thank you for your help.

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider too - glen

19 August, 2012:
Found on all over the boat each day in Iowa on the Mississippi. Thanks

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider too - glen

19 August, 2012:
We have these spiders all over our firehouse...whay kind is it and are the harmfull if they end up in our gear and bite us? Thank you FF Joe

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider too - glen

19 August, 2012:
Hi, I am very sorry to bother you, but I am almost having an anxiety attack not knowing what this spider is. It was outside of my window. I can't tell if this is an egg on its back or actually part of the spider itself. Please help! Chauna

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider - glen

13 July, 2012:
Hello again glen, I'm on vacation in south eastern Mississippi. I snapped a photo of this nasty looking spider and was wondering if you could identify it. Thanks a lot!

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider - glen

19 June, 2012:
We live on a lake in SW Michigan and found this guy making a web on our window, we are very curious as to what species it is because we have never seen one like this before! Thanks for your time! Christine D.

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider - glen

5 June, 2012:
Hello My name is Sam Ramey and i recently found something i thought you might be able to help me with. I went outside my Dormitory in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany to smoke a cig and i saw these two spiders on either side of my door. one of them was just waiting and the other one bigger and eating a bug. I was thinking it was a Wasp Spider at first but the markings didnt match right. The one spider that was just sitting there had a Crown like symbol on its back. and its very noticable in the picture with alittle zoom and the other one looked like it had the same leg markings but it was spinning while devouring its prey. they also have white and yellow legs. what do you think? i attached 3 photos that i hope can help you . Thanks for your help Cheers Sam

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider - glen

5 June, 2012:
We live on a lake in SW Michigan and found this guy making a web on our window, we are very curious as to what species it is because we have never seen one like this before! Thanks for your time! Christine D.

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider - glen

31 May, 2012:
Hey Glen! Here's another one for you... I found this very intimidating lookin guy the other night on our porch. As far as I can tell he rarely moves from the center of his perfectly round web, until daylight. Then he disappears until evening, and he's back again, in the exact same web. Maybe an Orb weaver? Theres another one, just like it, right across from him. He didn't seem startled by me at all... in fact, he almost seemed a little aggressive. I edited this picture a little more than I normally would have only because he did not did not like me being any where near him, so I had some trouble with the lighting. But all that was adjusted was the exposure. Thanks again Glen!

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Reply:   This is a furrow spider - glen

7 May, 2012:
I have been interested in spiders and other bugs for some time now. I did have an incounter quite some time ago with one. It made me scared of them for a while, but always wanted to know more. I am a professional photographer for weddings and senior portraits, but my days off in the summer consists of me walking through my garden and photographing bugs. I carry my camera with me outdoors all the time. I have sent you some pictures of spiders. Some I know what they are and some I'm still confused of. Sorry there is so many. I have had these for 2 years and wanted to do an educated site but found myself coming to your site to identify them. So I will just send them to you and let you have the fun.

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Reply: Yes, this is  a  furrow spider - glen

15 April, 2012:
Hi Glen, This little guy (girl?) has set up a home under my mailbox. I live about 20 some-odd miles east of Cleveland, OH very close to the lake. After looking at your website I'm guessing it is a Furrow spider. I will definitely be back to your page often as I am getting a middle school Science license and these seems like great fodder for that crowd. BTW, my mailbox is a very thick, metal box that makes a lot of startling noises when you open and close it. I would think the spiders would not want to be there. Not to mention all the people that come close to it everyday. Thanks for the great site and the rich content! Bill

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Reply: This is  a  furrow spider, a type of garden orb weaver - glen

15 April, 2012:
Could you identify this spider for me? They are all over my porch.

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Reply: This is  a  furrow spider, a type of garden orb weaver - glen

24 December, 2011:
This was on my front porch last year. I thought it was a brown recluse, but it didn't appear similar to the pictures I saw. I live in Concord Va, and was told the brown recluse is not an inhabitant here. Can you identify it? Thanks, Allison

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Reply: This is  a  furrow spider, the other photo is a steatoda triangulosa - glen

18 September, 2011:
I dont know if this is one of the False Widows perhaps? it has No hour glass... I live in an apt in spokane, wa. state. I grew up here on a farm and Ive Never seen one of These spiders before. And Im the bug girl here lol. is this a spider I need to kill? I like the good spiders but this reminds me of brown widows except the brown widows Im used to are very small unlike the black widows. Its Nocturnal Only. makes a web that looks for the most part like its an orb weaver type? maybe not as nice. they dont rebuild them like the orb weivers Im used to do. Once you turn the porch light on they return to their hiding places inside a silk bag. I think taken from another spider rather then built. But I dont know for sure. Ive taken pictures of one of the Large ones and of a baby I caught and killed to get photos of. Normally Im a bug and spider person, but I dont know if this is friend or foe and being as its not a normal spider ive seen Anywhere before, Im wondering if its been transferred here from someones stuff being an apt building. I have one of the big 'females' captured but not yet harmed Until I know what this is. So please help!

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Reply: It is a furrow spider  - glen

9 October, 2011:
Heyy. I have a bunch of pictures that I'd love if you could identify. I have guesses on some of them, but I'd love to know for sure. This one lived in my window. It would tear down it's web every night, and make a new one. I was thinking it might be some sort of orb weaver? Angel

 

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Reply: These are  furrow spiders - glen

18 September, 2011:
Hello, This spider spun a web outside my backdoor and I took a photo of it today. Can you please tell me what kind it is? I'm thinking it might be a garden orb weaver. Thanks for your help. Wendy

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

12 September, 2011:
Hello, This spider spun a web outside my backdoor and I took a photo of it today. Can you please tell me what kind it is? I'm thinking it might be a garden orb weaver. Thanks for your help. Wendy

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Reply: I think it looks more like a furrow spider to me  - glen

26 August, 2011:
Hi Glen, Here is a picture of a Tuft-leg Orb weaver Spider (Mangora Placida). Normally I use your site to identify our little friends. But, this time I was not able to. So, here is a good example of this orb weaver.

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Reply: This looks like a furrow spider  - glen

7 August, 2011:
Hey Glen, I stumbled across your website and was wondering if you could help me identify this spider. I live in southern Wisconsin. And I have to say that your website is awesome! Thanks, Grant

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1 August, 2011:
I had found this roaming the back deck of the boat I work on in southern Louisiana and I am not quite sure what it is. It was found at night clinging to a deck rope than also on the wood planking. Any help would be appreciated. - Joshua

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Reply: This looks like a furrow spider  - glen

28 July, 2011:
Good Day Glen, Found some of these spiders on board one of our vessels. Think it came on board with cargo loaded in Baltimore. Can you indentify the spider by this picture? Thanks for your assistance

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Reply: This is a furrow spider  - glen

28 July, 2011:
A friend of mine saw this spider near her back door and we are trying to ID it, need to know if it is dangerous to Her kids or her pets. She live in southern NJ

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Reply: This is a furrow spider  - glen

11 July, 2011:
i live on the east coast of virginia in a 2nd floor condo. i found about 5-8 of these spiders living outside my bed room window and around my porch. from the pictures i have seen i belive they are furrow spiders but i would like the opinion of someone who has seen more and knows more about spiders then me. i hope to hear a reply and thank you for your website it is a awesome reference. mason

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Reply: This is a furrow spider  - glen

11 July, 2011:
Hi. I looked all over your website as well as google and wasn't able to identify this spider. I live in North Texas. Spider bit me at the boat dock. Thanks in advance!

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

27 April, 2011:
Hello Glen, he other one I think is a orb weaving spider, has similar markings to the different ones I've looked at and he was hanging head towards the ground when I found him. I also found a funnel web spider but it's right smack in the center of about ... 320349203940923 thorned vines. I'm going to where a leather jacket and attempt to get closer to it(there are actually two of them about 15 feet apart) and see if I cannot get a few pics of that one as well. ;) Anyway, hope you enjoy these... was fun shooting them. Thanks Zack

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

13 December, 2010:

I was hoping you would know if this is a poisonous spider and what kind it is. Should we be worried? Any info would be great, THANKS SO MUCH !! Diane

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

20 September, 2010:
I live in northwest georgia and have noticed a new spider this year. It is a relatively small spider, the body is white and almost looks like a tick. They only seem to come out at night, and I have only seen them outside. Any suggestions? I am actually wondering if it is poisonous or not. thanks so much!! Amanda

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Reply: This looks like a furrow spider - glen

10 July, 2010:
I noticed that this creature had taken residence in my kitchen window between the glass and screen. There were two of the same size, each residing on opposite sides. Another is smaller in size. I cringe when I see a spider, but I was curious to know what type of spider it was, especially if its venomous or not. I searched and searched online and couldn't find an image resembling them, until I found your site. I was convinced it was a brown widow, but as I kept reading, the brown widow is often confused with the harmless common house spider. Each spider had its own hiding area, a tunnel like crevice within the window screen, so I was wondering if there is a possibility of a egg sacs that they are tending to? I live in Tennessee and have never come across this particular spider, please clarify its species. Thanks! Photos are not at its best considering I was not going to open my window for a close up lol. Britni

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Reply: This is a furrow spider - glen

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June, 2010:
What kind of spider is this? It was huge! I live in northwest Indiana and I've never seen one of these. It was in my back yard on my gate. It was making a web about 2 feet off the ground. It's back kinda looked like a mushroom cap but had a weird design. ;

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Reply: This is a furrow spider and the other is a wolf spider - glen

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June, 2010:
Hi there. I just stumbled across your site. Lot of good stuff. I am stuck though. I live in western Ky. I found a spider in my house this evening. I thought it was the same as the ones on the front porch...it isn't ( I dont think). The picture of the spider on the carpet/trim I think is a grass spider? The one on the window and grey carpet is on the front porch. They are everywhere. It is a hobo spider? They are smaller then the one I found in the house. I'm terrified of spiders!!! Please help :)


 

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Reply: This is a furrow spider too  - glen

9 June, 2010:
I live in Grosse Pointe Michigan and have this spider which is living in my window. I have done research but cannot identify it. i would like to know in case it is potentially dangerous. May you please help me? AZ


 

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Reply: This is a furrow spider.  - glen

19 May, 2010:
Here is the picture of our little spider friend that has built its web just outside our door. I appreciate any information on this spider that you are able to give.


 

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17 March, 2010:
Hello. I live in Elizabeth City, NC and this spider lives with us. I have not been able to find a picture on the internet that looks like this one, but the closest I have come is the brown widow. It's the same basic body shape and coloring but the markings are different than any of the pictures I have seen. He built a web next to the door under the porch light. I have seen him crawl under the siding of the house next to the doorjamb. I don't want to get close enough to him to look at his belly to see if the hour glass is there, just in case it is a brown widow. Can you identify this spider? Thank you for your time and help. Gwen

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Reply: This is another furrow spider - Genus Larinioides  - glen

26 July, 2009:
Hi, found your site online and wonder if you can help me ID this spider, I'm having trouble finding a good site. She (he) is in a wetlands area of NH. Thanks

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver called a furrow spider - genus Genus Larinioides  - glen

26 July, 2009:
I have seen several kinds of spiders running around inside and out of our new home and this one caught my eye because I haven't seen one like this before. I searched your website for similar ones but The markings are different than any others. My husband was bit by a spider about a year ago and had to go to the ER and get treatment because it was on his left hand and there were streaks running up his arms towards his heart and they said it had caused an infection in his bloodstream and was glad that he got there when he did. That was a close one! They never said what kind it was but it apparently wasn't a good one. Now, he has been bit again in the foot but it is just swollen and patchy around the bite, nothing serious. Long story short I have moved about 4 of these in the last 2 days from my front porch to the woods. We live In Tennessee, and I am an insect and bug kinda gal, and was curious about these fellas. I see alot of the "writing spiders" and "long legs" and grass spiders, but not this kind. It looks like it is swolen and ready to pop! Very unusual little rascal! Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Sarena,from TN

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver.  - glen

30 June, 2009:
Found this guy on our screen door. the abdomen is about the size of a pea is not a little bigger. Don't exactly know what it is. but we saw your site and thought you might know. If you do find out what type it is can you let me know please. THANKS!

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30 May, 2007:
Hi, my name is angelica and i live in frisco, Texas. I found this spider outside my front window. It was sitting in this very large awsome web. Can you identify it for me? I'm really curious what type it is. The closest type i could find was a European garden spider, but there were differences. Thanks.

 

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