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Reply: Possibly Meta sp. Kevin L.

27 April, 2008:
hi , i took this photos in a new found cave. maybe you could help us to learn what kind of spiders are they?  thank you, onur can,turkey
 

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A Reply from Carl: Philodromus sp. (Running crab spider - male)

27 April, 2008:

Hi Glen,
Love your website! Could you please ID this spider for us? We found it on the floor in the bathroom.

Stephanie
 
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Reply: Herpyllus ecclesiasticus - Kevin L.
20 April, 2008:
Hello, I have different type of spiders in my home, and just recently  came across this one. I would like to know what type it is I looked through tons of photos on the site and have not seen any that looked like it. I have a 1 year old and would like to know what types of spiders are residing with us for my daughters sake. any info would be helpful. Also when I have the opportunity to photograph other spiders I will send them too. You may also use any photos I send in for references or info.
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A Reply from Carl: Possible Uloborus sp.

20 April, 2008:

Hi I found this in a web in my back yard here in Austin Texas. Any ideas on what it might be?
 
 
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19 April, 2008:
Glen, Oh, wow, what a fantastic site!  I am both fascinated and scared by spiders. I've combed your site identifying past spiders that I've found in the house and trying to identify my current catch.  I was unable to find anything so far that looked like what I found but I don't really have any eye for spiders since half of them look like one of the dangerous ones to me :-) I caught this spider scurrying across the floor and was hoping you could identify him/her.  The unique thing about it is that the front legs are spread wide like a scorpion.  His "leg span" side to side is about 20mm but he is pretty small.  Front to back he/she is about 4-5mm.  I live in Huntsville, AL. I've attached a picture of him/her from the top and from the bottom. Thanks, Michael

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11 April, 2008:
hi, we just moved to israel and this was in our living room on the ceiling for  about 4 days and then disappeared. What was it???
 
 
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10 April, 2008:
Sorry for my lack to identify spiders, but i've found another weird  one that didn't really match any on your site. I was out in some hammocks when i took the shot it was crawling up my leg, My original thought was that it was a Wolf Spider with it kind of looked like an egg sac, but then it'd have no abdomen lol...and the coloration seemed off to be a wolf spider. I really like identifying spiders and i can identify most i come across but i'm still new to this.
Thanks
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Reply: These are baby garden orb weavers and not dangerous, glen
7 April, 2008:
Hello, Just found these by my front steps. Look familiar? Thanks, Gail

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Reply: Linyphiinae(subfamily...) Kevin L.
 2 April, 2008:
Hi Glen, I have attached two pictures of what I think is some kind of orchard spider. He had built a messy web all over my grandmother's Sweet Betsy bush, so I removed the web and spider to another location. I know he would have eaten bugs that might damage the bush, but his web was an eyesore. The two pictures aren't the greatest ever, as he was a very fast runner and unwilling to stop even for a second. Whatever kind of spider he is, there are dozens of them in many colors in almost every bush and plant around where I live. They all have the same body shape and build the same kind of web.
--Damy

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2 April, 2008:
Hi Glen,  These other photos are of a spider that was on a wall, just above the ground. He was crawling around with some grass spiders the other night when it was warm outside. He looks similar to another spider I couldn't identify a few days ago, only a bit larger, and without herringbone markings.
--Damy
 
 
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Reply: Mature Male Kukulcania sp. Kevin L.

Reply: I can't see any violin shape on its back so I don't think it is although the colouring is similar. The male Southern house spider is this colour also sometimes so its could be one of them but I'm not sure!! glen

2 April, 2008:
There has been a lot of great information found here, thanks for offering it. I think I have a Southern House spider living in my bedroom, who we refer to as "Seven" as he's lost part of one of his appendages, but want to be sure it's not one of the dreaded brown recluse. I love spiders and don't want to do away with that aren't harmful. Your insight would be greatly appreciated. He's quite large, so I'm fairly comfortable that he's not a brown recluse, which I think I have found in the house as well but seem to be quite small, where he is almost as large as a .50 cent piece (legs and body).
Thanks!!
Sherrie
 
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A Reply from Carl: Micaria sp.

2 April, 2008:

If I'm not wrong your the 'Spider Guy' from a website I was reading..  If you are, I have a problem maybe you can help with. In the summer time I get spiders in the corners on my ceilings behind there own webs.. Can you please tell me the best way to remove them, if there dangerous, and are they there to Lay eggs?
Im in South West Ontario 'Canada' I would greatly appreciate help, Im deadly terrified of spiders...Thanks a Bunch

 
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Reply: Looks like these might be an Erusus sp., knowing the origin might help... Kevin L.

2 April, 2008:
Hi there
, I hope you can help me, im trying to find out what spider this is... we found in between bricks we were moving. Please let me know if you know what spider it is...  Many Thanx

Quinton
 
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Reply: Looks like these might be an Erusus sp., knowing the origin might help... Kevin L.
2 April, 2008:
Hi, Hope you can help identify this spider thats hanging around my Rosemary bush here in Alhaurin el Grande, Malaga Province, Southern Spain. It seems to live in a funnel type web and likes to make a full appearance at night, although I was fortunate to find him hanging around the entrance for the photo this morning around 10am. He's about 1 inch in length, and as you can see has a white stripe down the back with black dots. His head has very distinctive markings. Despite all these characteristics I am unable to find anything similar on a Google search. Click for a larger view. 

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Reply: It is neither a brown recluse nor hobo. It looks like the genus Titiotus, but I'd need to see the specimen close up to be sure.

28 March, 2008:

Have you ever seen this spider? Is it a brown recluse spider? Or hobo? Or sac spider?
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Reply: The herringbone pattern on its abdomen is similar to the tegenaria species pattern.

23 March, 2008:
Hi Glen, I found this insanely small spider near my grandmother's flowerbed yesterday. My camera was just about at its limits, so the pictures aren't all that great. I think this may be a Woodlouse Hunter. It is the closest match I can find even though all the Woodlouse Hunters on your site are red. Feel free to use the pictures on your site if you want. -Damy

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23 March, 2008:
Hi Glen, I'm not sure if this spider I found in my grandmother's flowerbed is a Grass or Nursery Web Spider. I only got one good picture of it. Feel free to use it if you want. Damy

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16 March, 2008:
Hey Glen-I found a nice little spider out in the woods today. I can't really make up my mind as to what it is, but it looks like it's neither a hobo spider nor a widow so I assume it's not ... deadly? If you could possibly identify it. I am near Portland, OR. Lots of trees, hills and rain. (In fact, this was the first sun break in 3 days when I went out and found this one. It's raining again.) My forest retreat place is completely infested with about 10 different types of spiders. (Yay for me, I love them!) This one was crawling on the ground; I coaxed it onto a stick and it clung to that as I took it home and put it in a jar with a couple of other spiders I have collected this week. It seems to absolutely despise the sunlight and went completely wild every time I put it out to take a picture of it; consequently I got only one decent picture, and the colours are very bold. Its back is more of a deep ash grey, bordering black. To give you an idea of the size, when its legs are fully spread, it's slightly smaller than the size of a dime.
It somewhat looks like the house spiders I see crawling around. But not really. Superb site, by the way.  Feel free to use the image as you would. -Tamris

More from Tamris:
Hey again - Thanks for the response. I took him to be identified and the man said it is definitely a Kukulcania and likely male. I took in another spider almost identical to one that you have listed under your Southern House Spiders with the burgundy - the 5th one from the bottom. Though, I'm not exactly sure what those are doing in Oregon and wasn't aware they could survive this far north. Thanks for your assistance - Tamris
 

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Another Reply: Hi Glen, the spider pictured appears to be a male tarantula (Theraphosidae), probably of the species Hapalopus triseriatus. See here for more pictures of these species:
Mike

Reply: I can't really be sure from the photo but be careful as it could be one of the wandering spider species which are dangerous.

16 March, 2008:
Hello, I'm hoping you can help me with this one. I found this spider outside my classroom at school and want to make sure it isn't dangerous. It was huge...about the size of my palm. I live in Colombia, South America. Definitely the biggest spider I've ever seen in the wild!Thanks for your help! 

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Reply: This looks like some sort of jumping spider.

15 March, 2008:
I live in Mudgee, NSW Australia - and while cleaning the ever growing tendrils of spider webs (mostly from window spiders) this cute little guys caught my eye - at first I thought it was a bee, any ideas?

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7 March, 2008:
Hi, Look this interesting small spider, the abdomen had a strange shape.

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Reply: This looks like some sort of orb weaver.

2 March, 2008:
Found this spider wishing you could help me ID it,   kels

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Reply: This looks like a scorpion tailed spider.

25 February, 2008:
Found this spider wishing you could help me ID it,   kels

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Reply: I believe these are brown widows and can be dangerous.
20 February
, 2008:
Hi there, We found these spiders under our plastic outside chairs. We live in Hillarys in Perth, Western Australia. I have looked through our spider book and am unable to find them. Do you know what they are. I look forward to hearing from you, Christine

20 February, 2008:
Hello. I came across your web site and was very intrigued. I  came home from work the other night only to find that my husband had captured this spider from our basement floor. I tried to find it on your site, but there are sooo many species, I got "BUG EYED" lol. If it helps, we live in Central Pennsylvania. I hope you can help. Heather

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Reply: Thanatus vulgaris  - Kevin L.
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20 February, 2008:
I have a LOT of spiders in my house, because it has been unoccupied for so long. I was wondering if you could help ease my mind in identifying this spider. If it's harmless, then I won't have to worry about getting rid of all these little guys. I just worry because I have a baby. Thank you.-Kr
-Kristine in GA, USA
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More: Hello again! my mom found out what it is! it's a Red Legged Purseweb Spider. it's really endangered. it is related to the trapdoor spider and the tarantula. it's so pretty, a really gorgeous specimen. creepy. but gorgeous. thanks for your help! you can use the info and picture!

12 February, 2008:

Okay, this spider is really freaky. The fangs are about 2/3 of itís head and abdomen. It was about an inch or and inch and ľ. My little sister found and caught it swimming in our pool. It was alive when she caught it. The pictures show it in acetone or alcohol because they didnít know what it was. It looks similar to a funnel web, only problem is is that we live in the US. US.. The Woodlands, Texas,, north of Houston.. So I was just really wondering what it was. Itís really creepy looking. And where thereís oneÖ there could be more. Thanks, Gabby D.

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Reply: More inclined to think this is some sort of araneus even though its holding itself like a crab!!

4 February, 2008:
Hi Glen, We think this is a crab spider, found on our Basketball Hoop in Port Pirie South Australia. Even if you cant give us a name for it, thought you might like to post it as I couldn't see another one like it on your website. Thanks Jeff & Dale Loring

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Reply: This one is a bit hard to ID as  the photo is not close enough to make out features that might help ID it.

4 February, 2008:
Hi, I recently came across this spider in our Laundry. Can you please tell me what type of spider it is? I have searched your sight and suspect it may be a Wolf Spider, but I have since searched for info on the wolf spider and found lots of photoís which are different to this one, and IĎm not sure if this is a wolf spider. I have a toddler so I am eager to find out if this is a dangerous spider. Thanks Heaps Olivia

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Reply: Well there are no funnel webs in Perth as far as I know so I guess its either a trapdoor or mouse spider. Anyone who can positively ID it please let us know.

4 February, 2008:
Hi Glen
I am in AUS but I am in Perth that's why this is a little puzzling, as far as I was aware we don't get funnel webs over here. I have attached the other pics I have for you. Bren

 

Reply: I can't stress strongly enough the importance of telling me where you are from when asking for an ID. Presuming this one was for the USA where most queries come from, I said it could be a trapdoor, but now realising that Bren is in Australia, it could be a funnel web, depending on where in Aus he is!! There are no funnel webs in USA and the 2 spiders look similar from a photo like the ones below, both being myglamorphs!!

29 January, 2008:
Hello, Could you please tell me what sort of spider this is. I need to know if it is dangerous as we have a small child who plays in the yard. Thank you, Bren

 

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29 January, 2008

Hi Glen, Clearing up the garden in Mellieha (Malta), we came across this spider. About 2cm in length and living in shady undergrowth (damp area). Iíve seen many spiders here in Malta before, but never this one. Can you help identify it as I have not been able to find a listing here locally. Regards

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Reply: Be careful, it looks like a yellow sac spider. I doubt that the little bites would be from this spider though.

27 January, 2008
Hi guys.  Thought maybe you could identify this spider.  I could probably get a better photo if I try a bit harder.  We have them in our house in Champaign, Illinois.  My wife has had little bites before and we wondered if they were spiders.  Generally we like them but wanted to be sure it was nothing to worry about.  Thanks a bunch. Jesse

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Reply: It looks like an Enoplognatha Ovata Spider . This spider likes to build its webs on vegetation but can often be found on garden sheds. The colouring of this spider is quite variable, some of them have red markings some have no markings and are just pale green.

12 January, 2008:
I found this spider in my garden last summer and have been trying to identify it ever since and connot seem to find it anywhere on the web. I'm wondering if you know what it is and where I can find more info on it. It's a beautiful spider and I'd like to be able to let people know what it is. Thank you for any help you can offer.
Jen
 

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Reply: It looks female huntsman by shape of her legs but its a bit hard to be sure. Lots of babies there!!

12 January, 2008:
hi i was wondering if you could tell me what this particular spider was? please i have been looking it up on the web but can find any thing that looks  close enough to it to make a positive identification... thanks, keith

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Reply: It looks like a redback to me, possibly an immature female.

4 January, 2008:
Hi Glen, I emailed you earlier last year and asked if you knew what spider was invading my home, going by the description of it. I now have a photo that you may be able to identify it with. We had the house sprayed, but it seems that it's come back. They're coming through the down lights, ie from inside the roof. Are you able to help with identifying it? Regards, Pauline
Sth-East Queensland

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Reply: Very well done Andrew, thanks for the photos!!

4 January, 2008:
Hi
I made this spider sculpture from junk on my farm It is loosely based on a Sydney funnel web I thought u might enjoy it. The abdomen is made from a lawn mower grass catcher. regards Andrew

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Reply: http://www.spiderzrule.com/goldenorbweaver06.htm, have a look and see what you think. It could have lost some legs.
4 January, 2008:
What is this?

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Reply: It could be some sort of fishing spider, the markings are similar to those of the fishing spider.

4 January, 2008:
I saw this spider in the Venedo caves in Costa Rica. I have no idea what kind of spider it was but thought it would be quite the gem for you.. Its size is hard to determine in this picture but you can see the flashlight shining on the center of it. Any idea what kind of spider this is? Feel free to share this picture.    

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