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Spider Photos -  Orbweaver (2007)(2)

Here's some photos of those common Garden spiders from the Orb Weaving family.   My apologies if there are some Araneus on pages where they don't belong but they are very hard to classify. Try this page for a species guide:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1977/bgpage?from=5

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Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
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Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Fishing Spiders Funnel Web (Aus)
Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers Giant House Spider
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GARDEN ORB WEAVERS

29 December, 2007:
Howdy Partner, Love your website. I believe this is a Garden Orb Weaver. I took these picture at Meridian State Park in Texas.  Carl

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22 December, 2007:
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22 December, 2007:
Took a few photos and thanks to your site I believe they are orb spiders. I’ve read they are slightly poisonous elsewhere, but usually won’t bother humans. Problem is the first time my wife walk outside at night and runs into it’s web she’ll have a heart attack. So this will be the last photo’s seen of these particular ones. Have about 150-200 to get rid of now. They were hiding under the rolled up awning of my motorhome. Let me know if you can find out the actual type for sure. Feel free to use the photos as needed.

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16 December, 2007:
Dear Glen, I just found this site while looking for photos of spider webs. Spiders are one of my most favourite creatures, I think they are amazing. I have Huntsman living in my home during the summer and beautiful Orbs spinning their webs outside my back door.
Here are a couple of recent photos I have taken of a Huntsman on my light switch and a lovely Golden Orb. Thank you for this great site, Cathy, from South Australia.

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15 December, 2007:
Hi Glen, I really enjoy your website and I check it out often as I seem to find a lot of spiders both inside and outside of my eastern NJ residence.  Now to the fun part!  This spider was photographed in mid September 2007 during an unusually warm "Indian-Summer". The first time I spotted him was when he had spun a web from our shed and attached it over the driver's side of my car overnight. It was easily on of the largets spanning webs I've seen, but not as structured as the yelow and black garden spiders. I unfortunately had to remove the web, but I caught the spider on a leaf and moved him to a bush near the house. Several days later I came home from work and caught him shimmying up a line to the porch roof. He is a large spider for most around here, maybe the size of a quarter. I got a couple shots while standing on a chair and would like to see if you might know what kind he is! Sincerely, Frank

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22 November, 2007:
My neice and I have been trying to find out what kind of spider is living on the side of our house. We are having no luck. Can you please tell us what kind of spider it is. We live in South Carolina. Thank you very much!

 

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19 November, 2007:
An interesting little spider in Garland, Texas. Actually, he was not so  little. If anything is there that you like, feel free to use on your site.  Pardon the non spider in the glass. (He was freed shortly thereafter-I just wanted to get it OUT of the house. Cathy

 

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11 November, 2007:

Hi, I took a photo of this spider in my back yard and wondered if it was  poisonous as it has a distinctive red coloured back. Yours' John

 

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2 November, 2007:
This picture was taken on our patio.  The spider had orange and gray bands on the legs and the body is gray and hairy.  This one is new to our home.  Any idea what kind it is?  The abdomen is about the size of a nickel.  Thank you, Lee Ann
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2 November, 2007:
Hey Glen! Thanks for having, from what I can tell, is the best Spider  identification website available. I perused through the different  categories but came up (surprisingly) stumped on this spider. I've
been seeing a TON of these in Berkeley, CA area in the past month or  two. They're usually fairly large (1"-1.5") and I always see them in a  large circular web. It looks a lot like some of the wolf spiders I've
seen on your page but I also read wolf spiders don't usually hang out
in webs and this one seems to always be in a web. Thanks for your help! -Sid


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2 November, 2007:
SO i came across your website this summer, i live just a few miles off of the coast in Wilimington Nc, and with is mild climate, we always have some beautiful spiders, so i wanted to know what they were, your site was really helpful to me, and i thought i'd send you some pictures. i believe that they're the garden orb spider and the golden silk orb spider, which the former was brilliant at catching moths because she built her web infront of our garage sensor light, so everytime she moved, she'd almost always catch a moth going for the light!, the golden silk orb's web was build out of a triangle supported by a tree trunk and the ground, it was roughly 4 feet by 3 feet. one of the bigger webs i've seen in a while.
well i hope you get this and enjoy the pictures.
Kat, Wilmington, North Carolina

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29 October, 2007:
Hi there, I found your site and after looking at some of the other photos believe this looks like an orb weaver. Could you confirm this? My sister found it near a side door and I set it free on a tree today. Feel free to use the photos. Thanks, Eric, Huntington Beach, CA


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22 October, 2007:
Hi Glen: First is the web then the spider. The abdomen is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch long. Feel free to use the pictures as desired,  Sincerely glen
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13 October, 2007:
I was recently hiking at Cedar Hill State Park and these guys were EVERYWHERE!
I had to clear the trail every few feet as they were making themselves cozy there, above me and everywhere I looked!  What are they?  Thanks for your insight! Wende

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13 October, 2007:
Hi Glen, I was hoping you could help me identify this spider. I found it in a large, insect-catching web under my back porch light, and it is about the size of a silver dollar. It seems quite aggressive. I live in Athens, GA, which is in the foothills of the Appalachians. Can you please tell me what it is, and whether or not it is dangerous? Thanks, Sara

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9 October, 2007:
 

I found this spider down by the river was wondering if you could identify.  I live in IL by the fox river thanks

Lori S.

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9 October, 2007:
Hi, my name is Debbie and I would like to know what kind of spider this is. The picture was taken 10/7/2007 in my front yard in Hardin, TX. The background is the tree that it was in. Is it poisonous? I think it has very pretty colors and markings. Debera.You may share this picture on your web page

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1 October, 2007:
Hi Glen - I can only imagine how many emails you receive from people, asking to identify spiders that dwell at their homes. I live in San Francisco, and encountered a couple spiders in my back yard, specifically on my gray colored deck. I believe they are garden orb weavers, but wanted to make sure. During the day, the spiders hide (blend with the deck color really), with legs tucked forward, in corners of the deck. At night, they are out, busy spinning their very strong webs. They come across as harmless enough and seems more afraid of when I walk past them to enter the garage area. Can you confirm these are the harmless garden orb weaver spiders? Thanks! Ed from San Francisco

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30 September, 2007:
Hi - I think this is a Garden Orb Weaver. I have only seen it pop out  once from under its leaf so I can't determine size or that it is for  sure an Orb Weaver but I thought these pictures that include the web  might give some hints. The web itself isn't huge but there is what I  call an anchor that reaches another bush and is very thick. This is  in southeastern Wisconsin. Thanks for your site. Sarah

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30 September, 2007:
We found this outside of my child's window. It's web was huge and my husband P. Roberts took some photo's of it..

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30 September, 2007:
Hi, can you tell me what this spider is
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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver and not dangerous.
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September, 2007:
Found this spider in a magnolia tree. "She" had some webbing around her on a leaf, but not necessarily a web. We live in Round Rock Texas. I couldn't identify her from any photos I could find online. Any ideas? I have two small boys who really like to play in the back yard. Oddly enough on the leaf next to her was what I would consider to be a wolf spider in much the same situation. She is extremely fast and spreads her legs when startled. Her diameter is approx 3/4 " and she is a rusty rosish color. Any feedback would help!

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Reply: Garden orb weavers like to hide in a leaf like this during the daytime and then come out and build their webs at night.


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September, 2007:
Hey Glen! I mowed the lawn today and discovered all sorts of critters in the back yard including this guy curled up in my Tulip Poplar Tree leaf. I tried to take a good photo without disturbing him but this is as good as it gets. I looked up leaf curling spiders on your website but didn’t see anything like this one, but obviously we are on two different continents. J Enjoy the photo! You can see the eyes very well when you blow up the photo to full size.  Sheila

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16 September, 2007:
Attached are photos of a spider I've been observing for a science class. I think it's a redfemured spotted orbweaver...but I'm not completely  positive. Feel free to post them!

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16 September, 2007:
Just wondering about this spider, what is it? This was taken at Summer Lake in Oregon.
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14 September, 2007:
Hello there, I was curious what type of spider this is and if he/she is venomous? I haven't came across another spider like it in my area before. [I live in east, TN.] I have attached a photo, sorry for the poor quality. The underside of the spider is black and has some white spots. I've noticed that it strikes a crab spider like pose now and then but I can't determine what type it is. This spider is still alive, as I dislike hurting them. You can see that he/she is already missing some legs and was like this when I found it in my home. I plan on releasing it but I was curious if it was venomous because if so, I will release it away from my home instead of letting it free in my back yard. Thank you

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13 September, 2007:
Hi Glen. Thanks for any help. “Emma” started hanging around off of my front porch. Comes out after dusk. Great web; Has long perimeter threads down from gutter, maybe three-four strands. Can hinge to the top of a bush ten feet away without touching ground. Almost every night, re-constructs this great web. At the centre, becomes a closer knit web with concentric “circles.” Does not seem to mind my proximity and flash photography, in that it doesn’t hide. Good Spider?

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13 September, 2007:
Hello,
I live in south Alabama & came across this spider in my backyard. It was about 1 1/2 inches. I have not seen a spider like this before here. Please let me know what it is if you can tell.
Thank you!
-BoB in BaMa

 

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4 September, 2007:
Hi Glen,
Thanks for answering my email and for posting my Hobo spider pictures on the website. I thought you might also like those nice shots I recently did of an orb-weaver and of a trapdoor spider.
Best wishes,
Françoise

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Reply: This one looks like Araneus nordmanni

3 September, 2007:

Hi Glen, Here are some pictures for your site. The rounder spider is living right next to a Golden Orb Weaver spider on the side of our house. I'm guessing the round one is a Orb Weaver/Garden Spider. Let me know what you think. Thanks,
Meegan

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3 September, 2007:
Hello. I was surfing the net and came upon your site. I have a picture of a spider that I was trying to identify and I was hoping maybe you could help me. Please let me know if you could tell me what kind od spider this is. I could not find it on your site, but maybe I was not looking in the right place. Thank you and have a nice day.

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3 September, 2007:
Hello here are 2 shots of a spider we have here in Miami. Its about ths size of a 1/2 dollar. Any ideas what it is?

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3 September, 2007:
To Whom It May Concern: The attached photos are of a small spider eating a bigger spider. Also of the Spider by itself. Can you please tell me what type of spider this is? Can you please tell me what kind of spider this is? Please advise. Paola

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30 August 2007:
 
Hello, I was hoping you could lend a hand and identify this spider. We have been finding these spiders inside our home as well as outside. They are approx 3/4 inch in length. The picture is quite large but taken on a great camera so you should be able to zoom in and get great detail. If you need the photo to be smaller, please let me know.
Before I call and have an exterminator out to make them go away I would like to know what they are. They are great bug catchers and they seem to mind their own business.
Any help would be great. Thanks! Jim

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26 August 2007:
Hi. I am Leslie from Maryland.  This little or I should say big guy has found a home on my deck!  We saw him last night – maybe it is black widow or red widow?  BUT his/her web is amazing!  It is in perfect formation and last night we saw it fix a whole after a storm.  It was awesome!   Should I get rid of it?  Will it hurt my kids – animals – ME?

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24 August 2007:
Hey, I found this guy in my home...which is really unusual and scary for me! We usually get MUCH smaller ones, but not that often especially for this  time of year in Michigan for us. My cat found him and I about passed out...found your site and have seen you
help so many other people. Is he from here? What kind is he? Is he poisonous? And any other good info  would be great and much appreciated! Thanks SO much.... ~Jessica

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20 August, 2007:
Hi, Thank you for helping me identify the spider that has been hanging around my
front porch since last week. I was able to find others like him on  Spiderzrule and have identified him as a Garden Orb Weaver. I am relieved  to learn that he won't harm me, my husband, or our puppy. I have attached a  couple good photos of him and his web. Feel free to post these photos if  you would like to. I live in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. Thank you! Meghan

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20 August 2007:
Glen, Sorry for the large file size. Assume this is a Garden Orb Weaver? Only
comes out during evening hours. Right outside my kitchen window. It's fun to
watch him catch mosquitoes!! Love your web site!! Thanks.
 
 

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Reply: The closest I could find to this was the lattice spider, Araneus thaddeus. Click for a larger view.
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August 2007::
Hi, I have attached some pictures of a spider that has lived on my step all summer. I have never seen this type in this area before. Could you please tell me what it is. I would also like to know any other info you have on it, such as how far north they live or where they are usually found. I know it only comes into it's web at night. It also has a thick web under it where it sits, does that have anything to do with babies? There is another living by my other door that I just discovered, and it too has this thick web against the wall, but much further from it's web and where it sits. Thanks, Heather B.

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19 August 2007:
Hello, I was wondering if you can Identify the spider attached. It is about the size of a 3 marbles.

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17 August 2007:
Herman or Glen, Could you help with the attached identification? Photos attached. red spider with black cross. My kids and I have been watching a rather large spider every night this week-- I am having difficulty finding it on the internet-- It is reddish (almost bright red) in color at least the size of a half dollar. I noticed last night that it had a nearly perfect black cross on its underbelly-- I think the cross is on the smaller of the two orbits-- where the legs come out. It is a fantastic orb web-builder. Question: We live about 25 miles north of NYC. Do you think it is poisonous, or that we should be otherwise concerned. What kind do you think it is? Thanks Peter

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