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Unidentified Spider Photos 2017

Disclaimer: Replies that I publish are done so with no guarantee of authenticity or validity. Please DO NOT rely on identifications from any other than an official source like a Museum or entomologist. Furthermore, where a spider is described as  "not dangerous" does not mean that it doesn't bite or cause a reaction. Any spider can bite and some people react differently to others, so it's best to treat all spiders with caution. That doesn't mean of course, going around killing them!!! Leave them alone and they will leave you alone - we are NOT spider prey and they don't jump in out mouths while we are asleep or attack unprovoked! Most countries only have one or two spiders that are considered really dangerous to humans, there are thousands of spiders that aren't!!

Here's some photos sent in by viewers. Many thanks for allowing me to use these photos. PLEASE ONLY SEND IN CLEAR PHOTOS AND PREFERABLY THE TOP VIEW OR I CANNOT ID IT FOR YOU!!!  IT IS ALSO HELPFUL IF YOU INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE, WHERE YOU FOUND THE SPIDER e.g. INSIDE OR OUTSIDE AND IF IT HAD A WEB OR NOT. I'm getting lots of mobile phone pics and many are just wasting my time and yours as I can't see any details in them!! All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. If anyone can help with identifying those that people have asked about, please email me so I can pass the info on. I have made 2 pages - Common spiders Australia and Common spiders USA, where you might see your spider if you are in Australia or USA. Please check this out before emailing me. Click here for a map showing the location of some of the dangerous spiders found in the USA. Rick Vetter has put out a great guide for identifying hobo spiders which is one of the common dangerous spiders in the US. Click here.

28/5/17
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some photos sent in by one of my viewers with a lot of nice photos. I'll try and ID the ones I know but there are a few different ones there that I am not familiar with. If you can help with an ID please email me. Click the photos for a larger view and ID.

If you are in Queensland, you could try the Qld Museum's identifying spiders page. It's great! A new page is the Brisbane Insect and Spiders page. Another site to identify spiders from is Bug Guide which has some nice photos of American spiders on it and a new one I just found from Cirrus on Common American spiders, which has lots of photos. for European ones try Ed Nieuwenhuys' pages. This page has some spiders from South Africa as I seem to be getting more requests from that part of the world. Another new page is the Find a Spider Guide Page  from the University of Southern Queensland. Many thanks to Richard Adams, Paul Day, Nathan Hepworth, Brian Post and Josh Hillman, FloridaNature.org for their many identifications. Please choose a section below.
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Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
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Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders Hacklemesh Weavers
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Jumping Spiders Lace Web  Spiders Ladybird Spiders
Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
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Trapdoor Spiders Tree Trunk Spider Venusta Orchard Spiders
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UNIDENTIFIED SPIDERS

Reply: Also looks like some sort of huntsman-  glen

9 October, 2017:
Dear Glen, I attach three photos of spiders which I took a few years ago and am unable to identify. Mostly a bird photographer, I have no real idea where to start and any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Photo 1 was taken in the dry forest of Madagascar. Thank you for your time, and hope you can help with these poor photos.

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Reply: This looks like one of the huntsman species but not positive- glen

18 Sept, 2017:
Hallo I found this spider on my drive, I have lived here for eleven years and never seen one before. I live on the edge of Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. I hope you can give me some information, please. Regards. Gwyneth Wheeler.

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Reply: This one is a male too but not familiar with the species! - glen

14 Sept, 2017:
Its me Rain again from San Francisco. Ive got so many spiders here around my house. If you're able to identify this one when you have time. Thanks ...

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29 August, 2017:
Its me Rain again from San Francisco. Ive got so many spiders here around my house. If you're able to identify this one when you have time. Thanks

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Reply: Not sure about this one either but it is a male! - glen

26 August, 2017:
Hello, This little spider was in my bathroom earlier today and it now resides outside but I've been unable to identify it. I've had varying answers so far, some think it's a wolf spider, some think it's a hobo spider, and I saw one thing saying that it could be a funnel weaver/grass spider. I thought that you might be able to give a final, definitive answer. Oh and I wasn't able to catch this on film, but when I first got it into the cup and set it down on the counter, it reared up on it's back legs and made some fighting/boxing motions. I hope to hear from you soon! Thank you.

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Reply: Not sure about this one! - glen

4 August, 2017:
I'm in New Hampshire.. I did look on ur site and also on another spider identification site and no luck figuring it out :( thanks for trying! -Julie

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Reply: I think it is Trechaleidae, doesn't resemble any of the Pisuradie I have come across - glen

28 July, 2017:
Hello! This spider was found in a river, in Quindio, Colombia. I have a serious confusion between the families Trechaleidae and Pisuradie, thank you very much for your help. The females carry the egg sac in the spinnerets

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Reply: This one doesn't look real, I have never seen one like this before!! - glen

24 July, 2017:
I think you are correct about it being some species of tarantula - glen 15 July, 2017: Can you please help identify this spider? I live in the mountains in Taos NM and found this in my living room. Largest spider we have found yet. At first I thought maybe wolf but the wolf spiders we have found here (everywhere lol) have been smaller and not as fuzzy. It also doesn't really seem to match the back of the wolf spiders I have found online. Started thinking maybe some species of tarantula?? Thank you! Kay ...

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Reply: I think you are correct about it being some species of tarantula - glen

15 July, 2017:
Can you please help identify this spider? I live in the mountains in Taos NM and found this in my living room. Largest spider we have found yet. At first I thought maybe wolf but the wolf spiders we have found here (everywhere lol) have been smaller and not as fuzzy. It also doesn't really seem to match the back of the wolf spiders I have found online. Started thinking maybe some species of tarantula?? Thank you! Kay

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Reply: I have no idea on this one!! - glen

15 July, 2017:
Could you please identify this? Not even sure if it's a spider but it has 8 legs! Found in Fort Vermilion, AB Canada

 

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Reply: Similar markings to a nursery web spider but the colour is different - glen

5 July, 2017:
Hello, Maybe you could help me with the name of this spider in my garden, he or she has made a beautiful nest and I`m waiting for many spiders to arrive. Roy

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Reply: Not sure about this one- glen

28 May, 2017:
Hi, I've found this guy sitting on the wall of an outside fireplace. As it was sitting there it was about 3 - 4cm, stone/grey-white of colour. It had I single spike on it'd back. Can you identify it please? Kind Regards Sharon

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Reply: Not sure about this one either - glen

28 May, 2017:
I haven't seen anything similar to identify this spider.

 

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Reply: Bit hard to see in the funnel web there - glen

28 May, 2017:
Hi Glen, I took the attached photo of a spider in Costa Rica but no one has been able to identify it!!! If you know what it is, please let me know. Regards, Chris

 

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Reply: Maybe some sort of argiope from the silvery cephalothorax - glen

15 April, 2017:
Good day Here is my spider South Africa Northern Cape Kimberley Kind regards

 

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Reply: The top view would help ID this spider - glen

11 April, 2017:
Can you Identify? NC, USA

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5 April, 2017:
I saw this spider at my house, just wandering what kind of spider is this because I can't find very identical online. Thanks

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Reply: Maybe one of the steatoda species but have not seen this one before!! - glen

2 April, 2017:
Hey i found this little guy on out back door step (which is covered) and cannot for the life of me find out what it is. I feel quite nervous about it. Im in auckalnd NZ. Feel free to use the pics as you see fit. I tried to get great quality images, and have him in storage overnight.

 

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2 April, 2017:
Hi, I have never seen this spider before. Can you help me identify please?

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Reply: Maybe one of the steatoda but he purple legs are different!! - glen

22 January, 2017:
Hello, I've been searching and searching, attempting to properly identify this creepy creature, but I don't trust my own diagnosis. I'm concerned bc this is the THIRD of his kind and I'm finding them in my children's bedroom, so far, each time, in my oldest son's dresser drawer, always in with his jeans. I've pulled out the dresser, found nothing. I'm afraid to search too much, that's a job for dad to do, TONIGHT. I'm afraid one of my kids will get bit, or possibly eaten. Tho this guy isn't very big, I know better than to underestimate any creature w that many legs. I've attached a couple pics, tho the one that's blown hope has lost its quality, however once blown up, showed markings not seen by the naked eye. Will somebody PLEASE identify this ugly thing for me so I can get info and find out if it's venomous?? As well as everything else I need to know to protect my kids..... Thankyou so much. I look forward to a reply!!! 😲 ~B~

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Reply: Not sure if this is a spider, could be some sort of insect, really not sure - glen

22 January, 2017:
I was on a walk tonight when I found this thing- the more I look at it, the less sure I am that's it's a spider and not some weird plant debris. But there were no plants nearby [it was the middle of a big stripmall/parking lot] and this was the only thing lying on the sidewalk. since there was no other plant matter nearby, I keep feeling like it must've been a spider! I was too scared to investigate any closer than this picture though. we live on the east coast of the united states

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Reply: Not sure about this one, looks a bit like a ghost spider - glen

7 January, 2017:
Hi, We've been in Botswana well over a year, and this is the first time we've seen this spider. It is on the back of a garden chair. Sorry it's a bit fuzzy, my camera doesn't do good macro, so I had to crop it heavily. Would you have any idea what kind of spider this might be? Thanks for any info, Myra

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