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Spider Photos -  Orbweaver (2011)

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/1972/bgpage

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Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
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Daring Jumping Spiders Dew Drop Spiders Fishing Spiders
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Ghost Spider Giant House Spider Golden Orb Weavers
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Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
Marbled Orb Weavers Micarathena Mouse Spiders
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Parson Spiders Pirate Spiders Pseudoscorpion
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ORB WEAVERS/GARDEN SPIDERS

Orb weavers (Araneidae) are often brightly coloured with rounded abdomens, some with peculiarly angled humps or spines. However, there is considerable variation in size, colour and shape in this group. They are often recognized for building beautiful, large, round webs, on which they rest, head downward, waiting for prey. The webs consist of a number of radiating threads crossed by two spirals. The inner spiral begins in the centre, winds outward, and is made of smooth threads like the radiating threads. It covers only the central 1/3 of the web. The outer spiral begins at the edges and winds inward. It is made of more elastic, sticky threads, coated with a liquid substance. One of the largest and most commonly encountered members of this group is Argiope aurantia, the black and yellow garden spider and we have photos of them and other argiopes on their own page. Please select a section below.
Garden Orb Weavers (1) Garden Orb Weavers (2) Garden Orb Weavers (3)
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Araneus Alsine-like/Iviei Araneus Diadematus Araneus Nordmanni
Star Bellied Orb Weavers Furrow Spiders Arabesque Orbweaver
Araneus Cingulatas Green Orb Weavers Zygiella x-notata

GARDEN ORB WEAVERS - Unclassified

Reply:This is a garden orb weaver and she really should have been dying off by now!! - glen

23 December, 2011:
Hi, How are you? I need some good advice for my spider. I have attached a couple pics so hopefully you can identify her. She showed up on my front porch during the summer months and made her home in a very high traffic area while we had workers here. Her huge web and anchor webs were constantly being wrecked so I was feeling sorry for her and fed her quite often. In the last month it's become below freezing and I know she hasnt eaten for weeks so debated and debated on bringing her indoors. Damn me! I just thought I was helping her and now I'm freaking out. She was totally lethargic and limp from the cold but sprang back in about 2 hours of 65* temps. I put her in a 5 gal enclosure with sticks, rocks and a bit of dirt with crickets. She changed colors and seemed ok but then after 2 weeks she just started this mass web thngy... I assume babies? Her girth has gone way down since shes laid her eggs or whatever is going on. Im afraid she will die now! I'm also worried about havng a zillion babies in a few weeks! What would you reccomend do? I feel like a total ASS for tinkering wth her in the first place and now ust want to do the best thing for her but I need help. Does she need a water source? She never left her spot outdoors so assumed she got lquids from insects. I live in Placerville California in a heavily wooded area with a substantial, year round creek and large pond. Normal temps are 40-55 daytime and 28-32 nights. Any advce would be very apprecated! Thank you so much. Cathleen

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Reply: Yes, this is a garden orb weaver, more nice closeups - glen

8 December, 2011:
is this an orb weaver??????? thanks J

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

8 December, 2011:
Hi glen found this spider hanging on a light fitting on my porch and its growing in size every time I see it haha, my daughter is very curious as to what species of spider it is ,if u could take a look and let us know we would appreciate that. Many thanks Jedthanks J

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

8 December, 2011:
Hi there, Was looking through your photos of Solfugids and thought you might like to add a couple of other names they're known by to your list. Here in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa we call them jerrymuglums and my personal favourite..... Kalahari Ferraris! I've also attached photos of a spider I can't identify.. I think it may be a type of bark spider but not sure (pics 2DSCF3541 and 2DSCF3542). T Awesome awesome site! Cheers, KateJ

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver, the bite should not be severe but pls have your husband see his dr if it gets worse  - glen

8 December, 2011:
Hello. I was wondering if you could identify this spider for me. My husband just got bitten by this spider near his adamís apple on his neck. After about 15 minutes, there is no pain and no obvious signs of the bite besides a small red dot. I have pictures of the underneath side as well if you need them. Thank you so much! Angela

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver, nice closeups - glen

20 November, 2011:
Hello! Was wondering if you could help ID this spider that spun a web on the corner of our house this month. We live in Louisville, Kentucky (USA). My daughter has to do a report on a spider of her choice and I thought this would be great since we actually watched him/her grow and capture its prey! Thank you for any info you can provide. Bridget

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver - underside - glen

20 November, 2011:
Found this spider in our back yard in Arkansas. Any ideas what it is? Thanks so much!

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14 November, 2011:
HI found this guy liing in a web outside my basement door (I'm outside Knoxville, TN). Someone told me he thought it was a wood spider - is that right? I have a fair number of them around the place. Thanks! Carol

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver - glen

14 November, 2011:
Hi- I live in San Diego and this spider moved in to my walkway about 6 weeks ago. I don't see a perfect match. Can you identify it? Thanks, Chelle

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver - glen

14 November, 2011:
Hello: Attached is a picture of a spider I took this morning while it was hanging in my garden. Too bad I could not get the web to show up in the film. It is bigger than a nickel, and just a tad bit smaller than a quarter. It does not appear to be aggressive, while it's web was bumped. I would love to know it's name. Thanks! - Marion

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Reply: This is also some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

30 October, 2011:
You are my hero.. Here's another one we found about a year ago. Any ideas? ~Monica

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver - glen

30 October, 2011:
here is the picture I meant to send

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Reply: Yes you are correct on both spiders - glen

26 October, 2011:
Could you please help me to identify these two spiders? I am pretty sure one is a Eastern Parsons and the other a Garden Orb Weaver. Is that correct? Are they safe to have outside the house? Thank you. Savannah

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26 October, 2011:
Found a new spider outside the house. I believe it killed the last one I sent the picture of. Hoping you can tell me what kind this one is and if it's harmless. Thanks.

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25 October, 2011:
This is in my tree could you please tell me what it is and is it dangerous? Thank You Cindy

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25 October, 2011:
Spider, orb weaver eats fly and Spider in Web, Oklahoma Orb Weaver. Not so happy a Happy Halloween for the stable fly - Ellen

 
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25 October, 2011:
Hello. I recently found a spider outside our house and wanted to find out more information on what it is. I am worried that it might be venemous and I have 3 young kids. We live in Houston, TX. Please let me know any information you might have. Thanks. Cassandra

 
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24 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, While in our back yard we came across this huge spider. Can you ID it and tell us if it's bite is poisonous? I have two youngsters and a small dog and do not want to have to be concerned about this. We live in Southern Oregon. Thanks. The Luz Family

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22 October, 2011:
Secondly, I was out taking spider pics one day and a bug flew into this web and within seconds the spider had come down and attacked the bug. The sequence is of the whole attack, kill, and coccooning. You can see the silk spraying from the spider as it wrapped the bug up. These is my best spider sequence and thought you might enjoy looking at it. Once the link opens you can click on each individual picture to enlarge it.

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22 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, I have discovered several years ago that certain 'spiders' have taken to nesting in our car's side mirrors. The spiders clearly reside within the mirror's well, and succeed in constructing a web between the mirror and the exterior car door. This particular beauty joined up with our wee car in early August 2011, when we visited a friend's sea-side home near Pictou Nova Scotia, Canada, traveling back to our home in Montreal, a distance of about 1200 kilometres. The web has survived to this day, of course a bit torn up especially at 120 kph on the highway, but this sturdy creature simply appears from the den at slower speeds and simply manages to reconstruct the web while the car is underway. I've noticed that in the past other spiders residing in the car's mirror well seem to re-appear in the spring. I am uncertain about a 'garden' spider's lifetime, however I suspect they like survive for several years, hibernating during the winter months even in the coldest climates. Is it likely that this spider will survive the coldest of winters -- we're going to get to minus 20/30 degrees Celsius this winter in Montreal -- will this creature hibernate in its nest within the mirror well, only to reappear in the Spring? Anyway I though you might enjoy seeing this beauty in this environment.... Best, David, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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22 October, 2011:
Glen, I LOVE your website. Can you help me identify what spider this is? We are near Denver Colorado and Iíve never seen anything like this..

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Reply: Nice pic of its web - glen

22 October, 2011:
This one is there at night, I believe, and I took a picture of it in the morning. The web is a 2 foot diameter circle. The picture is attached. The Body is reddish-brown and translucent. The abdomen is brownish-black and hairy. Any idea of what it is?

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

22 October, 2011:
This spider was on my back deck in Georgia tonight, aggressive guy spun a huge web in front of my door in less than an hour! Thanks!!

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

22 October, 2011:
Hello, This hairy guy/gal has spun a web on our porch right above the lights. Needless to say, he/she is eating quite well! I can't identify what type of spider it is. A type of garden orb weaver, perhaps? Thanks for any help and feel free to use the photo if you want. Cheers, Lauren

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

22 October, 2011:
This spider comes back every year.I live Syracuse NY.Can u identify please.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

22 October, 2011:
This spider is outside my house. Any idea what kind? If you need a better picture let me know. Thanks.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

22 October, 2011:
This spider has been outside my back porch for a few weeks nowÖ.what kind is it, and should I be worried that it is dangerous. Brenda

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver and most of these are happy to stay in their web and be photographed. This is probably a male - glen

22 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, I've found another couple of Sac Spiders and now this new friend that looks like the sacs but has and interesting pattern on the abdomen and spikes on its legs. Any guess to what it is and its bite? Best, +Rodrigo P.S. I need to figure out a good way of keeping them still without killing them. I tried chilling this one but overdid it... Any suggestions?

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22 October, 2011:
What kind of spider is this???

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11 October, 2011:
Here is a spider pic

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver and not dangerous - glen

11 October, 2011:
gain Glen Ė I think I may have narrowed this down Ė I think itís a female Cross Orb Weaver Ė let me know what you think!

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Reply: This is a male garden orb weaver  - glen

9 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, I ran across your website while trying to find a website to help me identify a spider. I will attach a few pictures for you to look at. All I can tell you is this: This was "attached" (I didn't really see a web, but it took a lot of effort to make it move/remove it) from a plastic garden worktable that sits next to a small outdoor-above ground pool. It would close itself up when water was sprayed on it, and then it would simply unfurl itself again. I think the spray of water dented it's back end a bit (at least that's how it appears to me in the photos). With it's legs open and in a walking position, it was a bit larger than the size of a quarter. It was certainly not afraid of me in the least. In all the pictures, the spider is resting on a pleated paper-type pool filter.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

10 October, 2011:
Can you tell me what kind of spider this is or if it's venomous? I found it on my porch, thanks.

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Reply: Thist is a garden orb weaver and not dangerous - glen

10 October, 2011:
I live in Monmouth County, NJ. This guy, and a few of his relatives, have taken up residency on my porch. While I am beyond terrified of spiders, I won't kill them because I know they are important to the ecosystem. Besides, they seem to eat some of the stink bugs. Still, Iwish they'd move to someone else's house. Do they bite? PS: Even though I was scared, I shot a pretty good video of this fella spinning up a stink bug. Though my skin crawled as he spewed his web and spun his prey, it was kinda fascinating. Thanks for your input. Gina

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Reply: Yes it is a garden orb weaver  - glen

9 October, 2011:
Hi, I am sure you have more photos than you will ever need, but I took this photo (and about 30 others) in September 2007 outside my window at my home in El Cajon, CA. I think its a Garden Orb but not sure. I like the photo because it was night time and taking the photo allowed for a black background, giving way to all the fine details of the spider. I also have images of it eating what looks like winged bug, maybe a cricket, etc. all with the black background. Your welcome to use the photo on your site, if you think its worth showing. Sincerely Kelly

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

9 October, 2011:
Found Moreno Valley CA

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

9 October, 2011:
This is a really blurry picture, and I'm sorry about that, but can you still try to tell me what it is? I've never seen one that looks like this before.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

9 October, 2011:
How are you Glen? :o) Someone sent me these pics of a spider they found in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I dont recognize this one at all. It seems to have extra large fore-legs and it looks like only the two back most legs have the white bands on them. But alas, the pics are not really clear either, but I figured you might still recognize it. Ken

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

6 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, a few more spidy to ID. The next two on the net outdoors are orb weavers it seems I am assuming that they both are the same but one maybe a female? They seem to hang close to one another same type of net in front of my entrance off of the roof. They are a size of a quarter with their legs but I am hoping that they are not venomous.The photo of the big bellied spider is the one I was able to shoot from underneath to see markings on the bottom of its belly. I am not sure if the other one has it too or not could not see it. I am wondering if any of them are dangerous and if so how to handle them. Especially I think the last two large outdoor ones look maybe are the ones to worry about. How would you deal with them? Thank you for your help and knowledge, Se

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

6 October, 2011:
Hi, I found this huge web across my entire drive way, so I wanted to see who had done that. It span from a tree that was about four feet from the edge of one side of the drive to some roses on the other side. I found this shy brown spider about the size of a half of a rose leaf. I'm in Southern Calif, Los Angeles. Any ideas... thanks

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

6 October, 2011:
Hi, I've always taken notice of spiders I see but when I saw this one I was a little puzzled. After searching for hours on the Internet I could not find anything that resembled this spider. Hopefully you can identify it for me. I found it in NJ. If you need additional or clearer photos please let me know.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

5 October, 2011:
My mum found this spider in our backyard yesterday, and said she found another one about a week ago somewhere else in the yard. I searched the web and found nothing. Could you possibly point us in the right direction? Found in dead grass in Central Washington

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Reply: No, it's not a brown recluse, just a common old garden orb weaver  - glen

18 September, 2011:
I'm in Haddonfield NJ and this guy has been hanging around my front door for 2 weeks. Guess he's getting some good food because he's not leaving. Please tell me it isn't a brown recluse! Thanks, Julie

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Reply: Yes it is a garden orb weaver  - glen

18 September, 2011:
Garden orb weaver any idea what kind?? And can post picture if you would like. Spider from redford, michigan

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

18 September, 2011:
I found two of these at work, can you help me identify these?

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver and not harmful to us although if you have shown an allergic reaction once you could again - glen

17 September, 2011:
Hi! My name is Tammy. Although I am afraid of spiders, I know how important they are to the eco system. They are cool to watch, when they are outside!!! I found this guy on the frame of our gazebo, munching on a stink bug! He has been here for 2 weeks and we just stay out of each other's way!!! He is very interesting to watch! I have 2 very important questions. First, what is the name of this spider? And secondly, is it harmful to people or dogs? I had a spider bite as a child and had some type of allergic reaction because I was so sick! I recovered very well from it. Thanks for your help! Very Sincerely, Tammy

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver  - glen

17 September, 2011:
It was sitting on a tarp at my house in Michigan. Thanks for your time. Bern

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver and not dangerous.  - glen

17 September, 2011:
I found this at my home in NJ. Thanks, Pat

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver and not dangerous. Try and coax her onto a stick and move her to her new home - glen

17 September, 2011:
Hello this beautiful little spider well she's not exactly little, has found a home right by our front door on a window. The boys wanted to kill her but i won't let them I am pretty sure she is harmless I would like to move her to my back deck, lots of flies to eat. How would I do that?

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17 September, 2011:
here it is... spiderís butt is almost big as a Canada dollar coin.

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17 September, 2011:
Any ideas what he/she could be? Is it even a spider? My husband took this picture at his workplace in Bozeman, MT a couple of days ago.

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16 September, 2011:
I was wondering if you could identify this spider my friend and i found out back of his house in Laurel, Maryland on August 18 2011. I think its some type of orb weaver. we found it on a web that was about 6-8 feet across (before my friend walked through it). It was golf ball sized if not bigger. Thanks, Delante'

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12 September, 2011:
I was cleaning up my weeds at my backyard in Allen Park Michigan and found this critter.. I LL appreciate if u can identify this to me.. Poisonous or not thx -Walter of Michigan

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11 September, 2011:
Hi I live in Los Angeles and found these two spiders in webs next to each other male and female? thanks for the help, hope the pics are good enough. could only get the under sides

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11 September, 2011:
Hi, I came across your page while trying to identify a species of spider. These were found all over a cliff face, near a waterfall in Knox, NY. I have seen many strange spiders living out here in the boonies, but never this one. Sadly they refused to turn around for me so I could get a picture of their backs. These pictures are of two different sized ones, I think the largest one I saw had a body that was nickel sized. Carla []

 

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11 September, 2011:
Hi Glen, This spider was on a large round web outside our front door. It spanned from the overhang (where the spider would run to when I got too close) to a large potted plant on the ground. It was sitting upside down in the center of the web, which was about 2 feet in diameter. The body was about ĺ of an inch. Thanks, Joe

 

 

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11 September, 2011:
i can't find this one at all....i like in north west Montana and have never been this kind before...please help

 

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6 September, 2011:
Sorry, this is the best picture I have of this one. Thanks for identifying the Parsons spider. Ur a wonderful person. Thank u so much. If the spider is still around tonight or tomorrow night I will try to get some more different pictures of it. Thanks again. Lisa

 

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Reply: Yes it is-  glen

6 September, 2011:
I hope you are able to identify this spider. IT was in my backyard in Bloomfield, NJ - USA. I have looked at hundreds of spider photos in the internet but have not been able to find it. Regards, Steve

Click for a larger view

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver -  glen

4 September, 2011:
Hi, I found another spider and i'm sending these pictures to you. Like I said before I have an infant and I need to know if it's venomous or not! Thank you! You can feel free to use these pictures if you'd like. It built a huge web on my porch in southern wv and seems to come out at night.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver -  glen

3 September, 2011:
Can you please tell me what kind of spider this is? I live in Boca Raton, FL and have never seen one like this. Its body alone, was about 1 inch long. Thanks. If the file is too big I can try to resend but you will be able to zoom in well at this size. Xavier

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver -  glen

3 September, 2011:
Can you please help me identify the spider in the attached photo? I live in Maryland and this was on my shed. It had a very big body. The object in the picture is a large broom handle. This should give you an idea of the size. Thanks!! Joe

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver -  glen

3 September, 2011:
i live in albany ny, and in the past month have found several of these around...any idea what kind of spider they are??? thanks, sue g

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver too -  glen

3 September, 2011:
What kind of spider is this? Im thinking a barn spider but not 100 percent sure. I live in maine and thats where it was found. Lived here all my life. My first time seeing a hairy thing like that.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver -  glen

26 August, 2011:
Hello, Found this thing in my in my rain gutter along the edge of my roof. I live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, US. It looks like she's building a nest so I am a little concerned if she will be a problem spider. I have small children. I have seen another one of these in my backyard a year ago and never found out what it is. Can you help identify it for me? Thanks. Ray.

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver and not dangerous - glen

26 August, 2011:
I took this picture of this spider who is living in my eave. I have looked to identify it but no luck, It is larger than a half dollar, fuzzy, fast, on a web, tan/grey/black with white lines on back of lower body. I would like to know if I am putting my young children at risk by leaving it alone or should we move it to a place not so close to the animals and kids. Thank you so much

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver, nice closeup - glen

26 August, 2011:
Hi Glen, Great site! The guys at work know I like spiders so showed me this girl riding on the mirror of their truck. I'm pretty sure she's a garden orb weaver. Beautiful. It took some doing for the men to not squish every spider they see, but we're making progress. Pic taken at Foster Creek facility, North pf Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada.
Kevin .

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver, nice shots - glen

26 August, 2011:
We found this specimen outside of our cabin in Tennessee. Could you help ID it? Thanks. Brian .

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Reply: This is a garden orb weaver - glen

26 August, 2011:
Can you identify this spider for me??? It weaves a large web. Thanks for your help.

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Reply: This is some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

13 August, 2011:
I hope this pic is clear enough, i wasn't going any closer to it. Do you know what type of spider it it? This was taken Capreol, Ontario, Canada. I was walking on a sidewalk in the middle of town (pic 1) when i notice something coming down from the power line. the wind took it to a truck where i took pics of it (pic 3). The webbing has really all over me and my daughter's stroller.

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Reply: They are all different types of garden orb weavers Amanda - glen

13 August, 2011:
Hi! My name is Amanda and I live in Virginia Beach. For the past three weeks 3 different spiders have appeared by our front and back door. I was wondering if you could identify them for me. I looked all over the internet and can't find the answers. I would love some help. I have attached photos of the spiders. Thanks : )

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Reply: No but it is in the same family - glen

13 August, 2011:
Hi Glen, I snapped this guy at Chapel Rock, Michigan. Furrow spider?

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13 August, 2011:
Hi. Came across your site and wanted you to take a look at this spider I found in my tower on the job site. Thanks!! Great Site!!! Location of Spider: Dutton AL.

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13 August, 2011:
Found in Northern Nevada, USA

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7 August, 2011:
Hi, I was hoping maybe u could tell me what kind of spider this is. I live in Spruce Grove, AB, Canada. I have never seen one like it before.

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4 August, 2011:
My girlfriend was sitting on my bed when she felt something tickle her arm she looked saw this spider it bit her she knocked it off her. I took a picture and set it loose outside. Please identify what kind of spider this is

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4 August, 2011:
This spider has been hanging out for 2 weeks on my porch, he builds the web in the evening, and is very polite, he removes it by morning.. I have named him Fred. Fred is a little over an inch long. Thanks. Feel free to post the photos.

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4 August, 2011:
hi, was camera happy this weekend as i got a new camera.... well i wanted to test out the close ups and got some more spider photos.... some have IDs, a few i would like an ID for. went on a camping trip, so lots of spiders for me to photograph! Still in the Windsor Ontario region third to fifth are orbweavers  thanks again :). as always, feel free to use any you would like! Casey

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1 August, 2011:
Hi there, I came across your website and was amazed at all the photos. I have taken several pictures at my home and I'm trying to identify them but having trouble with one of the spiders. Maybe you can assist. Thanks! -- Amber

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1 August, 2011:
 I do not know what kind of spiders these are? I was unable to take pictures of their undersides but did get one of their webs.


 

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24 July, 2011:
Hello Glen, Please help me identify the spiders in the attached photos? Photos were taken in Northern California near the coast. Both spiders were approximately 1/2-inch in diameter including legs, though they may be closer to 1-inch in diameter if the legs were fully extended. Feel free to use the photos on your web site. Do you know of any sites that will allow you to read and/or look through a series of questions and/or diagrams/photos about the descriptive characteristics of the spider; click on the best answer/diagram/photo that matches your specimen, and then would narrow the possibilities down to a few species based on what you selected? This would allow novices to approximate the species much more readily. Thanks, Clay

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24 July, 2011:
What kind of spider is this outside my house? -- .:..Atom..:.

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24 July, 2011:
Can you find out what kind of spider this is? It is probably a type of orb weaver, but seeing it's in my front porch I would like to know if it's poisonous or not. Thanks so much for your help!

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24 July, 2011:
please enjoy and share if you like----there is a site on the internet that says if you blunder into a web, and this is on your face, a heart attack may follow especially if you are over forty---sigh Ellen

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12 July, 2011:
Here is, what I think is a Garden Spider/Barn Spider (Araneus cavaticus) with about a 2 inch body

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12 July, 2011:
Hi, I love your website. I come to it often with pictures and questions to find out more about spiders. I recently ran across both these spiders in the woods in Georgia. The green one was rescued from the inside of a jeep, and the other took up the entire road from tree to tree. The second was about the size of a Kiwi fruit, and the green one's body was the size of a red grape then add his legs on. They are very intimidating, but with the help of your site I have found most are mostly harmless, thankfully. If you have any idea what kind they are it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time. Jacob

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11 July, 2011:
Hi Glen, I just came across your site and I love it. I've spent an hour of work browsing through it and I still can't ID some spiders I saw recently on a trip to Cambodia. the photos are attached. Please use them if you'd like. If you can ID them for me I'd be grateful. Also let me know if you'd like ghigher res photos. I took these at 10MP but reduced them for the email. Thanks, Ashkun
 

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12 June, 2011:
Hello. I took this photo today. Iím not sure what kind of spider this is. I think itís an orb weaver but not sure. Look forward to hearing back from you. Chris Z.

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10 June, 2011:
For the past few nights this has been hanging around my house in Ventura County Ca. The first time I encountered it was at face height about 1 foot away. Anyway, I think it might be a type of garden spider. I will just leave it alone, if it's not likely to bother anyone. Luke

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10 June, 2011:
What is this spider

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18 May, 2011:
I can find similar ones on the net, but not the exact match. Do you know what this is? Nocturnal, usually makes a new (beautiful!) web each night, but in this pic it has saved the web from the night before. Thanks! Kelle

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18 May, 2011:
I am Manohar from India studying on spiders in Bt cotton ecosystem. Please identify these species .I hope there is positive response from your side. Thanking u Manohar

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver - glen

12 April, 2011:
Hi Glen Please help me There is this spider in my house, I have a 1 year old son, What spider is it and is it poisonous please help. I stay in South Africa Regards, Megan

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver, pretty cool with those  black marks that look like eyes on its abdomen - glen

29 March, 2011:
Do you know what kind of spider this is? Zack

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver - glen

13 March, 2011:
Hi just wondering if you could identify this spider for me. Found in Victoria Australia and is about 5cm in diameter. Thanks

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver - glen

13 March, 2011:
Hi Glen, I found this spider at my house today in Pasadena California and I was hoping you tell me possibly what it is? thank you! Doug

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver - glen

28 February, 2011:
Hi there, Am interested to know what type of spider this is (see pics). It was in my front garden and looked quite unusual, I havenít seen those markings on a spider before. When I went out in the morning nearly all the web had disappeared and the spider was nowhere to be seen. I would appreciate and info please if you have any ideas, I have tried researching it but cannot find a spider with these markings. Thanks regards Kerry Ė Melbourne - Australia

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver - glen

31 January, 2011:
Hello! I,m an amateur photographer and the owner of blog http://pk-photography.blogspot.com , where I post my pictures with brief description. Here are some pictures of spiders. Any help in identification will be highly appreciated. The pictures are taken in Pakistan. Regards Muhammad

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver too - glen

31 January, 2011:
Good afternoon, this spider was on the ground after we pruned some trees,it was making its way back to the leaf litter ( protection at least). Are you able to say what it may be? We have not seen one like this before Regards, Sue, Townsville

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Reply: It's a garden orb weaver- Genus Eriophora - glen

31 January, 2011:
Hello, I saw this in Tasmania. Is it venomous? Dangerous to humans? I would expect it would have those big white feet on its belly for a reason. Thanks, Robert

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2 January, 2011:
Hi writing because we want to knew the name of this spider that we took a photo of when we vere on hollyday visiting my sister in Cawdor new south Wales Australia, it came out when the dark had come and in the morning it was gone, nothing left no spider and no web does someone knew the name of it please /Lena from Sweden

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