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Spider Photos - Myglamorphs

Here's some photos of  Myglamporhs sent in a by viewer. Many thanks for allowing us to use the photos sent in. All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. Please choose a section:
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Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders
Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
Bird Dropping Spiders Black House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Dew Drop Spiders Fishing Spiders
Funnel Web (Aus) Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers
Ghost Spider Giant House Spider Golden Orb Weavers
Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders Hacklemesh Weavers
Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders Jewelled Spiders
Jumping Spiders Ladybird Spiders Leaf Curling Spiders
Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders Marbled Orb Weavers
Micarathena Mouse Spiders Mygalomorphs
Net casting Spider Nursery Web Spiders Parson Spiders
Pirate Spiders Pseudoscorpion Purseweb Spider
Red & Black Spiders Redback Spiders Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders
Running Crab Spiders Scorpion Spiders Segestria Florentina
Solfugids/Camel Spiders Southern House Spiders Spider Tats
Spitting Spiders Steatoda Tailless Whip Scorpions
Tarantulas Tengellid Spiders Trapdoor Spiders
Two Spined Spiders Venusta Orchard Spiders Wandering Spiders
White Tailed Spiders

Widow Spiders

Wolf Spiders
Woodlouse Hunters Yellow & Broad faced Sac Spiders Zoropsis spinimana


There are two main types of spiders:
Primitive spiders (Mygalomorphs) which:
* take in air through two pairs of abdominal pouches called book-lungs
* have fangs (chelicerae) that work up and down like a pick axe
* do not hang in webs of silk, but may live in silk-lined burrows and spin egg sacs
* resemble spiders found only in the fossil record from 300 million years ago
* include the funnel-web, trapdoor, tarantulas and brush-footed spiders.

True or modern spiders (Araneomorphs) which:
* take in air through one pair of book-lungs and through tracheal tubes
* have fangs (chelicerae) that work from side-to-side like pincers
* can manipulate the silk they produce to make webs and attach themselves to the web
* include most other Australian spiders.



Reply: I couldn't find much more information on these spiders. Nice pics, click for a closer view- glen

26 August, 2010:
Hello, Glen. We stumbled across your website and really love it. We recently found this large spider near the Sarapique River flood plain in secondary growth lowland humid rainforest, not far from the La Selva Biological Station of OTS in Costa Rica. I have many more photos than the 4 attached if it would be helpful to see anything else. I believe it is a Nemesiidae but would love to get it down to genus or even species if possible. It is extremely fast and quite aggressive. It is primarily nocturnal but also comes out in the daytime if lights are not too bright. It eats voraciously. Thanks JD



Another Reply: The spider with the flat abdomen that was found on august 2, 2010 is probably a Ravine Trapdoor Spider. I have found them many times in Tennessee and they are very common here. The scientific name is Cyclocosmia truncata.

Reply: This is some sort of a myglamorph like the trapdoor spider but I have never seen one with this shaped abdomen - very unusual!- glen

2 August, 2010:
hi there someone send me this email and i want to know what is it are you know abut this kind ? is that normal ? please tell me what you know abut it



Reply:  It is some sort of myglamorph  - glen

10 June, 2013:
Hi there, I'm living in Northern Japan, Akita. My son found this spider in a cocoon about 20 centimeters under the ground when we were digging the garden. One end of the cocoon had ripped open and out came this. It's about 1.5 centimeters.

Reply:  It is some sort of myglamorph, similar to the one 2 below  - glen

22 June, 2012:
What spider is this???

Reply:  It is some sort of myglamorph, perhaps a trapdoor spider  - glen

9 October, 2011:
What is this???

Reply:  It is some sort of myglamorph, perhaps a mouse spider  - glen

6 October, 2011:
I found this guy in S.E. North Carolina while moving a mattress. Of course I was wondering where the rest of his family was and who they were.

Reply:  It is some sort of myglamorph, perhaps a trapdoor spider  - glen

12 July, 2009:
I am sad I only got one shot of this guy but we were hiking on a small mountain in Wenatchee Washington called Saddle Rock, during the summer and at night. We saw this guy crossing our path in our light. He was big! So we took a picture. I'd say he was probably close to 3/4 of an tall and say 1 1/2 inches from "toe" to "toe". He was a pretty one but none of us had seen anything quite like it before. Any ideas? Thanks!

Reply: It is not  a hobo. It is some sort of myglamorph, perhaps a trapdoor spider even though it is a bit light in colour, so I'll include it in this section as well as the trapdoor spiders. glen
9 November, 2008:
Glen, found this guy crawling on my buddy at work last week (Southern Idaho). We both thought it is a Hobo. Over the next few days, we saw 5 or 6 more just like it. They are rather large at about 1 1/2 inches long. Please let me know what it is. Thanks, Ken

Click for a larger view.

22 June, 2008:
Hello Glen from Texas! I'd like to start with I love your website! We just bought our first home and it helped us identify the Wolf Spiders that we've been finding by dozen! It's a new construction neighborhood so I know we'll have plenty of finds as they continue digging up the lot next to ours. I found two of these guys on our back patio this morning though and I'm not quite sure what they are. I had to keep our 7 week old puppy from playing with it! I took him in the house and went for my camera and when I came out this guy was 'playing dead' I got real close and personal and started snapping away and mid photo-shoot he got up and wandered off! Please help! PS I'm an amatuer photographer (HAHA) in training so my photos aren't as beautiful as most of the ones from your readers! :-) Jen Wylie, TX

22 June, 2008:
Hi Spiderzrule, My name is Tarni, and I live in a small town called Waubra. I found this spider (see pic attatched) just outside the back door of our house, after dark, on the concrete. We had recently had decent rain, after a lengthy period without any, so I am supposing that may be why it was so close to the house. If it helps we have volcanic soil, and numerous cypress pines, which keeps the soil moist. Can you please identify it if you can and let me know what it is. We have plenty of them here, but I can find no one who can tell me what they are. Thank you for your time. Yours Sincerely, Tarni

Click for a larger view.

Reply: It could be an Australian Tarantula - one of the trapdoor varieties.
10 June, 2008:
Hi Glen we have just found this one in our house. It is approximately 10 to 15 cms long. We are on the north part of the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland. Never seen anything like this. Can you please help Regards Krish


28 April, 2007:
Hello, I had a look on your website but could not find this spider. We found it on the Finke River Dirt Road in NT, about 300km West of Alice Springs. It was huge! and of course all ran for miles but thought we should get some photos to prove the size of this thing, we all thought it was something out of Archnaphobia, hehe. Can you please ID it for us?

2 March, 2007:
Hi Glen, I regularly check out your photo page to see if anything new has been posted and noticed that you have not put any new photos on since October, 2006. I dont know whether this is because you have not had any submissions or you have discontinued updating the page. So, in case you are still in the business of posting new photos, I am sending you a couple photos of Mygalomorphae for which we have had some difficulty obtaining positive identification, There is some suggestion that they are species of Trapdoors. So maybe if you post them on your site, some body may see them and come up with a more positve answer. You have to admit, they are not what you would call attractive ladies.
Regards, Col Halliday



16 June, 2003:
Okay then, first up, the very cranky Mygalomorph I found in Baja California, Mexico. My biologist friend, with whom I've been working on a local spider survey, tells me I'm partially right about the ID of this spider. It IS a Mygalomorph, but not a trapdoor spider. He says, " Your mygalomorph is a member of the Family Cyrtauchoniidae. That's a mouthful. They were once classified in the trapdoor family but were recently split. They tend to burrow into sand dunes. I have found them when digging for sand dune spiders, Lutica. The family needs revision in a big way. There are apparently several undescribed genera and species waiting for someone to work up." We found this guy all rolled up playing dead in the dirt. It came to life when I got my camera out, and put on a rather unfriendly display of fangs and legs, which allowed me to identify it as a myg. After annoying it a while, we let it go in a nice bush.