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UNIDENTIFIED SPIDERS

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Reply: Appears to be something in the genus Castianeira - Laura

24 December, 2013:
We found this spider on the bathroom floor. I have never seen a spider this orange color with the tiger stripes on its back. I would really appreciate any info on this spider you can give me. Thanks

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Reply: Hi Glen, I was looking at the unidentified spider submitted on 19th December 2013, the black one with the yellow spots. Iím sure Iíve seen spiders like that before on the internet. Sometimes the spots are a golden colour. Could it be a spotted ground spider (Storena sp.)? Best wishes, Janine

19 December, 2013:
Hi I live in country western Australia and found this spider in my kitchen tried looking it up but could not find do u know wot it is

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Reply: Great to be getting some fellow Aussies enquiring about spiders. Unfortunately I'm not sure what this colourful one is? Maybe one of the jumping spiders but can't see its eyes to check. - glen

19 December, 2013:
Can help identify this spider taken in Canberra? Thanks.

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Reply: Hi, I joined a blog about spiders and the group came to a consensus. I have a mature male Calisoga longitarsus! Looks like a tarantula but not one. If you google that name he is the spitting image. I thought I would pass that on. Thanks! Gwen

27 November, 2013:
I live in the san franciso Bay Area. This was found inside my garage last night. That is a 2 cup measuring cup to give you some idea of size. He was kind of aggressive when trapped. Reared up and charged a bit.

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Reply: Looks like one of the huntsman types or giant crab spider but not sure - glen

27 November, 2013:
Writing to you from El Salvador, wondering what kind of spider this is? Sorry for thw poor lighting as it was taken at night. Locals called it "gringa" as said it was poisonous.

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Reply: Looks like a nursery web spider with the colours reversed but not sure - glen

27 November, 2013:
Hi Glen. Any chance you can tell me what this spider is? We live in Gauteng, South Africa. Thanks Robyn

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Reply: Not sure about this one - glen

22 November, 2013:
Hello I wondered if you could possibly identify the spider in this picture taken at my house today?

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Reply: Looks like some sort of long jawed orb weaver but not one I'm familiar with - glen

22 November, 2013:
Hi, I live in Bloemfontein which is in Free State province South Africa. I have found 2 of these spiders in my house over the last 2 days and was wondering what it is. I do not like killing spiders and try only to kill the dangerous ones the others I catch and relocate. I was concerned that it might be a violin spider, also known as a recluse. I live outside of town on a smallholding surrounded by grasslands. The spiders are between 5 and 7 cm's can you identify them. Regards Heinrich

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Reply: This is a red velvet mite which is an arachnid but not a spider - glen

22 November, 2013:
Hi there, Can you identify the kind of spider this is and if its dangerous? Thanks, Tina

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Answer from Greg:
 
It is a Jerusalem cricket or Child of the earth. Love your web site.

Reply: This one is not a spider but it was sent to me so thought I'd put it on in case anyone can ID it!! No, I'm not start an insectzrule page!! hehe - glen

15 November, 2013:
Can you help me identify this thing?

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Reply: This one got submitted to BugGuide so the OP doesn't need notification, Phidippus mystaceus: Laura

7 November, 2013:
I need help identifying a spiders I've spent months looking for online. I found this spider at a local lake in Oklahoma. It was on the beach and it wasn't scared at all. It let me take pictures and everything I thought it Was cool looking and never found out what it was. It's not listed as an Oklahoma spider or anywhere in the world. It's a blue spider with yellow legs please respond. I will send the photo

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Reply: Long-jawed orbweaver in the genus Metellina: - Laura 

Reply: Possibly some sort of orb weaver but the colour is a bit different - glen

7 November, 2013:
Hi Glen, Im sorry to ask you again but could you tell me what type of spider this is? Thank you in advance

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Reply: Here's another of these spiders covered in mould. They are often alive inside all the mould which attacks their bodies and kills them.

24 October, 2013:
Can you explain the attached picture. Found in my garage. Location, Portland Oregon USA My spider knowledge is limited. Thanks for your time, Aaron

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Reply: Possibly Wolf Spiders in the genus Allocosa:  Laura

24 October, 2013:
Hi, My Gardner sprayed these spiders in our backyard and asked me to ID them. He said they are all over the place. Are they dangerous? I have three little girls... They are all along the fence and seem to live hidden in corners with ugly webs they are about 1"-1.5" and we live in Santa Barbara CA Picture of top Picture of underside If you could help that would be amazing. Thanks so much, Bryan

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Reply: What a nice looking spider!! Could be a Costa Rican wolf spider of some sort but I really don't know for sure. Any ideas?- glen Click for a larger view.

22 October, 2013:
Dear Glen, Could you, please, have a look at this spider? In Northern Costa Rica, premontane rainforest, not far from water, and, more precisely, under my bed. Thank you very much, Ieva

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19 October, 2013:
My friend got a new sofa - and this one came out! Location Denmark - but I dont know were the sofa is produced /Thanks Mark

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Reply: One of the green Araneus: Laura

17 October, 2013:
Sorry about that. Here's the original photo. The first was an enlargement. It may be the camera because it does look a bit more yellow. The spider in person was a greenish yellow color with a red horizontal stripe across its abdomen and red spots.,if your able to zoom in I'm sure you can see it. Was just curious because I've never seen a spider of this size this color. I've seen the smaller crab spiders this color. Thanks Ashley

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Reply: Could be Metaltella simoni but not sure - Laura

17 October, 2013:
About 1, 1.5 cm in total length. It looks kind of like a grass spider, but there are no spinnerettes. Also, it doesn't seem to move very quickly. Found in my bathtub in Hollywood, CA

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17 October, 2013:
Hi Glen Sorry to bother you again, found an ant dragging this in my backyard the other day can you identify it?

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Reply: Cave Orbweaver Meta ovallis: Laura

17 October, 2013:
Hello Glen, Can you help us ID this one? Found in Vermillion Falls Park in Hastings, Minnesota--October 2013

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Reply: It looks like the Mozambique version of steatoda grossa but I'm not positive  - glen

12 October, 2013:
Hi, I was hoping you could help me in identifying a spider that we encountered in Mozambique. I have searched through the internet and couldn't find anything like it. She was in her nest in a tree when one of the mozambique residents tried to kill her by throwing her and her male into water. I put them in a bottle after they "drowned" to take a photo, but after about half an hour they both woke up - to my surprise. I set them free eventually. I would just like to know what type of spider this is, how poisonous they are etc. I would appreciate if you could help me. P.S - the female has a red heart shape on her chest, and the male has a yellow shape under his chest.

 


 

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Reply: Bit hard to see under the metal and coming from overseas makes it difficult to ID - glen

7 October, 2013:
Hello, I work at the port and this spider came off a ship from overseas. Not sure where the cargo came from, but was wondering what kind of spider it is? Josh

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7 October, 2013:
Here are the 3 photos we took of the spiders that hatched from the bananas on 4th September. These are the best I could do. The bananas were from Columbia. Look forward to hearing back from you. If you can identify the species or at least the family, I would love to hear from you Thank you Richard Hampton, uk

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Reply: One of the 'unidentified spiders' on the page-- from 7 October, found in India-- that's a Banded Phintella. It's a jumping spider found in India, Singapore, Philippines, etc. Hope that helps :) lauren

7 October, 2013:
Hi, I was unable to identify this small spider (less than 1cm) I found in my backyard in Delhi, India. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Atul

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Reply: Cobweb Spider, maybe Spintharus flavidus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/688958/bgimage- Laura

7 October, 2013:
looks simular to yellow sac spider but body shape is different and divided into sections with that reddish brown colouring.

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Reply: Cellar Spider, a male in the genus Psilochorus - Laura

8 September, 2013:
Hi there, Recently I found two different spiders in my apartment in Redlands, California. I do know that the one with the smaller body and large sensory organs is a male, but I do not know what type it is. The other appears to be a female because of the large body and small sensory organs. It would be appreciated if you could shed some light as to what type of spiders these may be. Thank you for taking the time to look at the photos! Sincerely, Danielle M.

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8 September, 2013:
Hi there, I found this spider on my back door and it is unlike anything i have seen before. I live in Queensland, Australia. Could you please shed some light on what species it could be. Kind regards, Adam

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8 September, 2013:
Here is a photo from above. I have never seen a spider like this in our area. This week we have found a freakishly large cricket with a sword out its rear, a rattle snake and a red butted spider. Fantastic. Thanks, Amanda  

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Reply: This is another lynx spider Oxyopes salticus - glen

8 September, 2013:
Friend took this photo in Texas. I donít know what it is. Ideas? Stephanie

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Reply: Male Orbweaver in the genus Neoscona: Laura   

8 September, 2013:
Hi Glen, I'm a retired biology professor, taught molecular biology at the Univ but also occasionally taught Invertebrate Zoology we almost always like to do a few weeks on Arachnids :)) here's one that i've never seen before, i call it the hairy or wooly topped spider - I'm in Dover, DE - it was outside under our patio umbrella Ö i'm guessing its some kind of Callilepis species ?? any help greatly appreciated! Thanks, Stan

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Reply: Maybe a Fishing Spider, definitely a male: 

8 September, 2013:
Unknown spider found on screened porch.

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Reply: That would be a yellow velvet ant not a spider. -Matt

10 August, 2013:
Hoping you can solve this mystery. I live in Northern California and saw this spider in the dry grass near our house. It is small about the size of a dime, Black body with yellow fuzzy for on its head and bottom. Any thoughts?

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Reply: A Tropical Wolf Spider (Ctenus): Laura

10 August, 2013:
This spider was found in our apartment in Santiago de Puriscal, 1 hour near San Jose, Costa Rica, mountainous area. What is it?? Thanks, Jen

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Reply: Tengellidae - Laura

10 August, 2013:
Hi there Glen, My daughter found this very quick moving spider in her closet. We live in Orinda Ca, 20 miles east of San Francisco. I have been searching the web but am unable to identify what it is. I have attached a photo. The legs spread out larger than a quarter. If you could help me out I sure would appreciate it! Kristen

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More Info: Hi Glen. I wanted to let you know that I heard back from Susan Brown, at the NC Extension, and they have confirmed it is a female spitting spider (Scytodes thoracica). Furthermore, due to her unusual color, they asked me to collect it because NC State wants it. :)

Reply: Have not seen one of these before!!  The cephalothorax is similar to a spitting spider - glen

4 August, 2013:
Hi Glen, We live in Kure Beach, NC...about 2 blocks from the shore. We are currently engaged in a battle with both Black and Brown widow spiders. Each night, my husband goes out with a flashlight and walks around the house finding and killing these spiders, trying to keep the population down. The other night, my husband called me out to look at a strange spider he found. The head and legs are light brown, and the bulbous abdomen is a very unusual dark green...almost a dark teal color. I have searched all over the internet trying to identify it, but I canít. I thought Iíd send you a picture to see if you can tell me what kind of spider this is... Thanks! Linda, Kure Beach, NC

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Reply: Domestic House Spider (Tengenaria domestica) - Laura
Reply: Could be one of the tegenaria species but the colours are brighter  - glen

30 July, 2013:
Hi, I am hoping you can identify this spider for me. I live in New York City in a basement apartment and we have been encountering a few of these creatures in our home lately, including a couple of babies. The one I photographed is about the size of a quarter but I did also encounter another that was slightly bigger. Can't figure out what species this is, so it's making me a bit nervous. I never kill them, but I will carry them outdoors to remove them if it turns out to be something dangerous! Thank you...I love the website! Best, Michelle

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Reply: The weird one is a plant hopper nymph similar to acanalonia bivittata !  - Matthew

30 July, 2013:
I snapped a picture of this weird little insect and didn't even notice until looking at the photo, it looks like this possible spider has a gray face with eyes, nose, and red lips. What in the heck is it?

 

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Reply: thanks to Matthew, this is  Theridula opulenta - glen

30 July, 2013:
I found this spider in my flower bed while pulling weeds, do you know what kind it is? I live in south central Kentucky

 

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Reply: Here's another of these spiders covered in mould - glen

30 July, 2013:
Do you know what type of insect this can be? I am really curious but I can't seem to find anything on the Internet about this. Thanks again in advance. All the best, Luis

 

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30 July, 2013:
Need help identifying the spider in this photo. This was the best picture I could take before it ran off.

 

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Reply: Another one the same as below. Closest I could find is this one on bugguide - Oxyopes salticus -  a lynx spider - glen

30 July, 2013:
Looks like yellow sac, but when I switch back to my photo, suddenly i'm not sure anymore. The butt of the spider is metallic like, shiny (similar to rose gold color). Two black dots in from of him looks like eyes. he uses his eyes poking around discovering his path. Picture is not clear enough, but the legs with long hair.

 

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Reply: Closest I could find is this one on bugguide  - Oxyopes salticus- a lynx spider - glen

30 July, 2013:
Can you tell me what this spider is?

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Reply: Shinayd found what it is here. It is a type of crab spider -Sidymella trapezia !!

28 July, 2013:
Hi there, I recently travelled to Australia and found this lovely critter on my suitcase when I got home. Not entirely sure that it was from Aus, could have been in my car boot where my suitcase was between airport and home. It's a really strange body shape, I was trying to identify it on google but no luck! Please let me know if you have any ideas! Just curious :) Thank you! Shinayd

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Reply: Nice photos but not sure what this one is - glen

6 July, 2013:
I find this species in my home (MN) a couple times a year and I mistakenly killed it the first time thinking it was a brown recluse which really aren't around here but after getting these pics I'm lost finding the correct species for this one. Thank you in advance.

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29 June, 2013:
Hi,! gcrew, thanks for getting back to me so soon, guess spider will remain a mystery then. Local enthuiasts have also drawn a blank on his one as well. Bite being treated by doctor and improving. thanks once again. Best Regards almojax.

Reply: Please see your doctor if the bites get any worse. It looks more like some sort of allergic reaction so anti histamines are a good idea but as I'm not a doctor, all bites should be seen by one if you are concerned about them. I don't know what this spider is, it looks a bit like a hacklemesh weaver but doesn't have the same markings as the photos I have seen - glen

28 June, 2013:
Please find picture of spider recently found by my foot inside my kitchen in Rugby, England, I caught the spider as it was very torpid and slow. Having photographed it as it was not a type known to me, I later released it down a storm drain some distance from my home not wishing it to return. I was not aware of being bitten until next morning when showering, I have two bites one larger than the other on my thigh, no apparent puncture marks, these bites have effected a area on my thigh about as big as an orange 75m/m. skin has fine blisters, and bite centre is now taking on a darker hue as if bruised. I am taking anti histamine but not much improvement so far. Spider was 25 / 30 m/m across legs, black with heart shaped white spot on upper front body ( see photograph ). People in house adjoining loft space have recently been to Australia and stop over, Can you identify this spider and should I be worried about bites. Looking forward to your comments and advice, best regards

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Reply: Here's another one of those spiders covered in white mould - glen

28 June, 2013:
I found these in a basement of a house for sale I was looking at. There were quite a few down there, all dead. One even looked like it had what appeared to be a red blood droplet on it. The basement was incredibly damp and wet, literally moisture on everything down there. Could this just be spider corpses gone moldy? That's almost what it looks like to me.. Sounds odd, I know but that's the only thing, besides them being some weird species, that I can think of.. Thanks! Josh

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Reply: The closest I could come up with would be some sort of relation to the opilione species who have this sort of body shape but I really don't know for sure!! - glen

16 June, 2013:
Hello my friend. I am travelling in Southern Chile and came across this beauty back in May. Can you tell me what it is? The encounter was in a town called Valdivia. We spotted it on a magnificent Oak tree inside of a botanical garden. My hand brushed against the spider as I was saying hello to the giant Oak! Thanks. AY

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Reply: I don't know that she will die soon as it is not one of the species that do that. Not sure what it is though - glen

16 June, 2013:
Hello, I have been doing some research on spider eggs sacks and came across your website. In the attached image you will see a spider who has created an egg sack, on the door of my friends car almost a week ago. When the door is closed she & sack are not exposed, rather they are almost wedged between the door and dashboard. She hasnt really moved for over a week and its uncertain to when the last time she ate was. Apparently she will die soon, is this true? We dont want to destroy the eggs, nor do we want them to hatch inside the car and die due to no food. Is there a way we can remove the web and relocate it somewhere else? Its summer time here in Greece, will these eggs only hatch in a year from now? Thank you in advance, Christina

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Reply: Here is another of those spiders covered in some sort of white fungus - glen

16 June, 2013:
Hello again . I have a new picture. it is white . any ideas ?

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Reply: Wall Spider (Oecobius): http://bugguide.net/node/view/593134/bgimage - Laura

16 June, 2013:
Hi there, I was wondering if you could identify a spider for me - I have about 4 or 5 of these guys living in my apartment. I'm guessing they are barn funnel weavers/domestic house spiders, but they don't quite match the photos I've found online. These spiders are smaller than a dime (~0.5 - 0.8 mm); are mostly nocturnal; are very fast runners, and build tiny, messy webs. I've attached 2 different pictures, as I think I may have a mix of males and females. I live in North Carolina, if that helps. Thanks! Ashley

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Reply: Sixspotted Orbweaver Araniella displicata and a Steatoda: http://bugguide.net/node/view/401674/bgimage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/497982 - Laura

16 June, 2013:
Found these around the house today, if you could identify them, it would be great. I live in Louisville Kentucky.

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Reply: I have never seen this before, very weird!! - glen

16 June, 2013:
I find these "prints" periodically throughout my office and was wondering if you had ever seen anything like this before? If so could you tell me just what exactly they are. I live in Fayetteville , NY , a suburb of Syracuse, NY. Thank you for any information you can give me. I found 3 yesterday. Eek! Cindy

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Reply: It looks similar to a nursery web spider but the pattern is different so not positive about this one - glen

16 June, 2013:
What is this spider

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Reply: A bit hard to tell when they are this small, probably garden orb weaver spiderlings -  glen

10 June 2013:
Could u please tell me what spider this is?? Thanks

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Reply: Probably a local version of the crab or flower spider  -  glen

5 June 2013:
Hi Glen Can you please identify this spider found on lavender in my garden in the Western Algarve Portugal Thanks Mike

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Reply: Looks like a pale version of a furrow spider  -  glen

5 June 2013:
These spiders are everywhere in the breezeway/stairway of my apartment building. Can you please help me identify these? .

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Reply: Dinner spider - really to hard to tell from the little I can see of it!!!!  -  glen

5 June 2013:
Greetings, In the attached photo could you identify the spider please. Photograph was taken at Mount Emei in China. many thanks. Regards, Clive.

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Reply: Could be something like a bird dropping spider, weird one!!  -  glen

5 June 2013:
Can you please help us identify this spider. Sent from my iPhone Paul

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Reply: Not sure on this one  -  glen

5 June 2013:
What kinda spider is this? Is it poisonous? Is it female? Male? Info please. If female should I be worried about babies or others?

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Reply: Ghost Spider (Anyphaenidae): http://bugguide.net/node/view/504661/bgimage
Laura

5 June 2013:
Here is a spider that landed on my laptop while I was outside on my deck at night in Texas. He/she came down connected to a piece of web silk floating in the air Ė there is nothing above my deck but the house was about 10í away so I assume she was attached to the house somewhere. Doesnít look like a Recluse to me, but I canít find anything else that is a close match just by searching online. Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Reply: Not sure - glen

5 June 2013:
Hi Glen In Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho) the following spiders are considered dangerous (to the best of my knowledge) ∑ Black Widow (black button spider) ∑ Brown Widow (brown button spider) ∑ Violin Spider ∑ Brown Sand Spider (Namibia only Ė found in Namib desert) Please update me if my knowledge is not correct. These pictures are of another spider I have come across in Swaziland (cell phone camera was not so great in low light). Size wise, total span from leg to leg was approx 10 cm. Similar in size to the one I sent you yesterday. This spider has quite distinctive ridge detail on the thorax and abdomen. Not sure if part of the wolf spider family? On the behaviour side, neither spider was aggressive at all. With the spider below, I went to open the one sliding door and actually brushed its abdomen and it just scurries away slightly and went to rest on the door mechanism and then on the wall (photo 1 and photo 2) Many thanks Neil

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Reply: Not sure on this one, photo is not clear enough -  glen

5 June 2013:
These are in the mausoleum crypts where I work at, can you tell me what they are and if dangerous or not? I would appreciate it. There are a lot of them.

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Reply: Maybe some sort of huntsman but not sure - glen

5 June 2013:
Good evening Glen I stay in Mbabane, Swaziland, Southern Africa and came across your webpage. I was wondering if you could identify the following spider. The structure the spider is sitting on is a Trelidor security gate, this should give you an idea of the size of the spider. I would be interested to know what specie it is and how poisonous it is . Neil

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Reply: Possibly an Eight Spotted Crab Spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) or another similar species:  Laura

14 April, 2013:
Hi Glen, can you tell me, What is this spider? This spider was found, in east borneo, indonesia. I was hoping you could identify it for me. Thanks.

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Reply: Giant House Spider (Eratigena atrica). Tegenaria duellica/gigantea and T. saeva were synonymized with T. atrica and moved to the new genus Eratigena as of Aug. 2013: http://bugguide.net/node/view/753007 -
Laura

13 April, 2013:
Hi just found your website and I was wondering if you could identify this spider I found it in my shed I live in Scotland and all the years I have been here I have never once seen a spider like it. To me it looks dangerous Cherie

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Reply: Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae): http://bugguide.net/node/view/230620 - Laura

13 April, 2013:
Hi. I live in NV and found this spider in my daughters water cup. I have tried googling, but have been unsuccessful. Just wondering if you knew. Thank you! Sherri

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Reply: May be some sort of spitting spider - glen

22 March, 2013:
Can you tell me what kind of spider this is? I found it on the dry side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Reply: This one is a female golden huntsman spider, Olios giganteus - Asa.  

6 March, 2013:
Hi, we just encountered this spider in our backyard here in Gilbert, Arizona. Can you tell me what type it is? Iíve never seen such a white spider, nor as large! (this was the side of our trampoline mat) Thank you, Michelle

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Reply: Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus), or another similar species depending on location:  Laura

6 March, 2013:
I have found brown baby spiders all over my new apartment and finally found an adult to have identified, it was already dead outside when I found it. Please can you tell me if this is a deadly spider and what spider it is?

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Reply: This is a male funnel weaver (Agelenidae), not a wolf spider. However, without microscopic examination of a specimen (which we cannot do as a service), I can't tell you whether it is in the genus Agelenopsis, Hololena, Rualena, or Calilena. (The species within the last three genera are often very difficult to identify, even with microscopic examination!)  - Asa

6 March, 2013:
What kind of spider is this? it was found In southern California in the summer last year (2012). This thing was pretty big. Just wondering what it is and if it's dangerous? Thanks! :)

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Reply: Fishing Spider (Dolomedes vittatus): http://bugguide.net/node/view/491168/bgimage
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Laura

13 February, 2013:
Last year we took a vacation to Bend,Tx on the Colorado River and we find this guy and i was just curious on what kind of spider it was?

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Reply: Be careful with this one as there is a tree dwelling funnel web which is dangerous!! - glen

13 February, 2013:
Hi I found a very unusual spider web in one of our paper bark trees. I have included three images which I hope may help you identify the spider species Regards Barbara

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Reply: What a pretty spider!! - glen

13 February, 2013:
Hi Glen, I wondered if you might be able to help ID the attached species from Ecuador. It was tiny - maybe 2 mm across. Unfortunately this was the best image i managed to get. Kind regards Karen

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Reply: Crab spider Xysticus sp. (Thomisidae)- Asa

13 February, 2013:
HI came across your site. Can you please tell me what kind of spider this may be? Thank you Rock

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Reply: Not an antmimic (Castianeira), but a related spider, Sergiolus montanus (Gnaphosidae) - Asa

14 January, 2013:
Hi Glen! I live in Texas and found this little guy in my kitchen and was wondering if you could identify him for me? He is about a fifth of an inch long. Thanks, I really enjoy your website. Leah

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Reply: Way too much of the anterior body is covered by the strongly flexed legs for an ID on this one. But it looks like it'd be a California Trapdoor Spider. - Asa

14 January, 2013:
Dear Glen, This nice guy occurred under a large flat rock near my son's home in the Los Gatos Hills in California. I thought wolf spider but my son thinks not. All suggestions appreciated. If he/she is territorial we may be able to send more pictures. Carolyn

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