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Reply: It is probably a burrowing wolf spider, they like to live in sand.
28 December
, 2006:
I was hoping for some help with an identification. The attached photo was taken in Southern Arizona (USA) (Tucson), in late December. Outside, side of a house. The spider is about 3 inches across (including legs), or a bit more. He's been sitting around almost all day, hardly moved (perhaps the loss of leg is recent). It's high 60's, low 70's (F) and shady today. He hasn't been seen before today, He looks a bit like a wolf spider. Was concerned that he was a recluse, but the markings don't fit with what the guides say (thorax should be unmarked?). Just hard to say for a non-professional. At any rate, hope this info is enough for a cursory ID. Feel free to use the picture (there are more for the asking, but this is the most compelling). Many thanks, in advance,

Reply: It looks like some sort of myglamorph, probably a trapdoor spider.
28 December
, 2005:
I found this huge spider on the floor of a walk-out basement room by the doors to the back yard (they have been open for a little while the day before). It is very large, the body being at least 25-30mm long. The surface of the body is not hairy, but rather a smooth matte finish. Sorry I donít have a good shot of the back, but he like to rear up in an ďattackĒ posture if I move the container heís in right now. We live in the coastal mountains near San Jose , CA in Northern California .
Thanks, Steve, San Jose , CA, USA

19 November, 2006:
My 14 year old son came across this spider, and I would really like to know what kind it is and if it is dangerous. Any help would be great. We live in Idaho, but in a Military community. Carolyn

Reply: The unlabeled spider from Massachusetts with the ďgreen abdomenĒ and ďblack headĒ arrows is Trachelas tranquillus.  Dana

5 November
, 2006:
Hi, I came across your website while trying to gather information on a particular spider that I found in my house. Iíve seen plenty of spiders around but nothing that looked like this. Can you help identify the spider that is in the photos that I have included? I live in the state of Massachusetts of the USA. Keep up the good work on your website! Thanks, Jim S.

22 October, 2006:
Please help me to identify this spider. I live in Las Vegas Nevada and have seen several of these in my apartment. I have 2 small children and am wondering if they are harmful. The body was approx. 8mm long by 2-3mm wide. The total size from tip of leg to tip of leg was approx. 20-22mm.
Thank you, Ken
Feel free to post these pics on your site.

Reply: That is a wolf spider, species Hogna helluo, a benign species. [One major factor in distinguishing wolf and fishing spiders apart is the length of the legs. Compare this one's stubby legs with the spiders from Billy Brown ( Oct 13 ) and "Scott from South NJ"--both of which have much longer legs in relation to their body ( abdomen + cepthalothorax ) size. You can also tell fishing spiders from Tegeneria house spiders and Agelenopsis grass spiders by the legs. In grass and house spiders,  the legs become very very spindly and thin towards the end, whereas fishing spiders' legs remain stout and strong throughout their length.]  Nathan
16 October, 2006:
I believe this is a Wolf Spider but I don't see them this large. This was found on the outside of our brick home in Virginia (Near Washington DC.) It was found about two days ago. Would you be able to assist in the identification of it? Many Thanks,
The Scotts.

Reply: That is a Daddy Long Legs aka "cellar spider," a Pholcus species.  Nathan
13 October
, 2006:
This spider we think is similar to one that bit my daughter, causing severe necrosis of her left fore arm, requiring a lot of medical attention. We think it is some form of Brown Recluse from similar pictures on your page, but we are no experts. We have taken it to the Ag Extension office in Salt Lake, and they could not identify it, and were sending it out to get evaluated. We know Brown Recluse spiders are not supposed to be here, but you judge and let us know. Thanks, Bob,
South Jordan, UT

Reply: No, that isn't a brown recluse. It
looks like a male Steatoda "false-widow" spider, which is not dangerous.

11 October, 2006:
Hi, I love your website. I also would like to know if this is a brown recluse spider. It was taking a bath with me yesterday. Thanks


Reply: Although I can't pin it to species just yet, I'd say by the body shape that it's a either a Pisauridae, ( the nursury and fishing spider family )or an Oxyopidae ( the lynx spider family ) none of which have harmful species. Nathan
8 October, 2006:
Hi,  I hope you can help, I hope the fact that I live in Namibia , wont be a problem.
I'm trying desperately to find out the name and info on this spider we found at our house Ė it was on its way inside. We just moved in 2 weeks ago. I had my husband get as close as possible for a picture, Unfortunately, I have a bad case of arachnophobia, I can't take anymore web searching to find it's identity out. And because its here in Namibia , I've searched for quite a while but it's gotten the best of me and I donít know what to do anymore! I'd really appreciate any help you could give me. Please help. Andrea, Windhoek , Namibia

8 October, 2006:
Hi Glen, A couple from Niagara Falls in Canada whilst on holiday.
Cheers,  Eddie

Reply: I'm not sure, could be an argiope egg sac.

21 September
, 2006:
Just wondering if the picture I took today is of a Garden Spider Egg Sac.
Dan M.

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Reply: This is a harmless Dolomedes fishing
spider. Nathan

13 September
, 2006:
Hi, I'm trying desperately to find out the name and info on this spider we  found by the creek of our new house. We just moved in last wed. and I found  it while exploring the yard. I thought it would great for my son to observe  for home-schooling. I got as close as I could for a picture, using the  close-up function as well, so you can see all the babies running around.  Unfortunately, I've been battling a touch of arachniphobia that can't take  anymore web searching to find it's identity out. I've searched for quite a
while but it's gotten the best of me and I have the heeby jeebies! I'd  really appreciate any help you could give me...

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13 September, 2006:

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29 August, 2006:
Can you ID this spider for me, please? I am guessing a wolf spider, but with hundreds on the list...... I am a bit lost. I love in Spain, near the Ebro delta (between Barcelona and Valencia.) The area here is dry, lime stone rocks, oak, carob and olive trees, lots of grasses. the spider (body) was about 2 1/2cm long, dark brown- and hairy. Hope you can help. I am posting it on flickr- and so far no one has ID'd it. Greetings from Spain

Reply: Looks like a wolf spider or grass spider.

29 August, 2006:
live in british columbia found many of these around my home and in it caught 3 1 male 2 female

Reply: Looks more like a funnel weaver/grass spider.

27 August, 2006:
Hi Glen,
Here is a photo I took of a spider on our garage wall in mid-Michigan  area... we live in and around a lot of new construction... could it be  just a large wolf spider? Please help, Carol Renaud

Reply: This one probably belongs to the tegenaria species of which the hobo spider is one, so be careful around them.

27 August, 2006:
hi just wondering what kind of spider this is and if there's anything for me  to worry about. I live in oak harbor, wa. thank you

Reply: This one could be a huntsman.

27 August, 2006:
Hi, Can you tell me what kind of spider this is?? I work at a packaging company
and we receive in containers from all over the world. This particular  container came from China, and when we were unloading the boxes, this spider  came out of nowhere and was very aggressive. You can see in this photo that  it is eating a cockroach. Please let me know if you can!!! Thanks,
Erika, Pennsylvania

24 August, 2006:
Hello, I was browsing your website and I wanted to know if you could help me identify this spider. It's the largest one I've found in my house and I am absolutely terrified of spiders. Sorry about the images, I had to use tape to capture it. In fact, I dislike them so much that 15 minutes after getting it with the tape, I still have the chills and goose bumps.
Thanks a lot for your time. -Chaz


23 August, 2006:
I found this spider at the bottom of my pool. Would you id it for me? I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.



23 August, 2006:
Hi, Thanks for a great site. I have sent two pictures of a spider that I sprayed. The pictures are after being dead for about 3 hours, one top side and one under side. When looking at the spider in person, the legs don't seem as transparent as the camera took. I have seen 4 so far. I am deathly afraid of brown recluse, since I almost lost my leg last year to a bite. I can't seem to identify this one. I live in Northern California. I would like any help possible in figuring out what type it is. Feel free to repost and resize as needed.
Thanks, Kimberly

Reply: It is similar in shape to a venusta orchard spider and they can come with orange markings rather than the normal green.

21 August, 2006:
Hi - Found this one in the rosemary bush and didn't see it your collection of images and was just wondering if I missed it.
Frank in East Tennessee

Reply: It is definitely not a brown recluse.

21 August, 2006:
Hello, This is second time we have found this type (looking) spider in our apartment in Houston, Texas. I wasn't concerned at first but there appears to be a fiddle like marking on its cephalothorax or just a spot. The
spider was dark brown to black and may have a pattern on its abdomen (hopefully) don't know if its the flash causing it. Also, the flash makes it look shiny.  Sorry, not the clearest pics that is due to my wife
screaming every other second. Please help.
Sleepless nights, Jon

Reply: Not sure about this one but be careful anyway. Further info has suggested it is a daddy long legs? Could be.
The other Reply: You do not have a brown recluse. They are the size of a quarter, legs and all, and do not occur in Florida . A small, localized population was found in Central Florida a few years ago, but that was isolated. Every once in a while one will be found from a travel trailer out of the west and mid west. Physicians here sometimes claim ailments are brown recluse bites, but it is very unlikely that they are that.  By your photo I think that you have a granddaddy long-legs (sometimes known as daddy long-legs or harvestermen). Are you familiar with them? They often live in houses, are harmless and sometimes regarded as omens of good luck. University of Florida

13 August, 2006:
Good Evening, I live in Bradenton Florida (30 miles S of Tampa) and I keep finding these guys in my bathtubs. I am a geologist and I just have not had enough biology to key this guy out far enough to decide if I need to worry about my 1 year old. I have been just picking them up and carrying them out but this is the biggest one I have seen and he reminds me of a recluse spider. He (or she) is about 3 inches long, light brown, dark bands on legs, legs are very skinny. Can you help? Thank You. The image is in high resolution so you should be able zoom in easily. Chad

Reply: What a shame you sprayed it!! It would have just gone away if you had left it alone!
10 August, 2006:
Hi Glen, Thanks for your spider site. We use it whenever we see an unusual spider. Enclosed is a picture of a rather large spider that we spotted, first in the garage, then later outside near the garage door (where this picture was taken). We have lots of wolf spiders around here, but this one is half-again bigger than any wolf spider weíve seen around here. Also, when we sprayed it (sorry, my girlfriend is deathly afraid of spiders), instead of scampering away quickly as wolf spiders do, this one moved very slowly, almost like a tarantula would. You can get an idea of the size when comparing it to the brick and mortar itís sitting on. Any help would be appreciated, and feel free to use the photo. Thanks, and best regards,
Jeff in North Texas

10 August, 2006:
I found this behemoth in my basement just laying in the middle of the room (It's unfinished and full of brown recluse). The black lines on his legs are thick, spike-like hairs. I think he is just a wolf spider, but my friend is adamant that he is a tarantula. I have never seen a tarantula roaming the middle of Kansas, but I have heard we have some here. Who is right? Or are we both wrong? I can't get a good front shot of him, but here is the top view next to a normal quarter.  Thanks,  Clint

Reply: It looks like a garden orb weaver and is not dangerous.
9 August, 2006:
I was looking on your webpage and was trying to figure out what kind of  spider this was. Itís about 3 inches all the way around and was found on a  lamp post. The web is funky shaped and we canít figure out what it could be.  To me it looks a little like The St. Andrews Cross Spider. But I donít think thatís what it is, now that I have seen more pictures of that particular  spider. I was wondering if you could tell what kind it is. Thanks! Audrey


Reply: The last one on the right  looks like a Venusta Orchard spider.

6 August, 2006:
Hi Glen, I have some photos of some spiders Iíve photographed. I think I might be right on the ones Iíve identified but Iím not sure. If you wouldnít mind trying to figure out what these little guys are I would greatly appreciate it. Sincerely, Quinten (Louie) Adams

Some sort of crab spider


6 August,  2006:
I found this spider in my home in Fort Myers Florida which is in the southwest region near the water. It scurried quite quickly and hid under shorts and I have seen no extraordinary webs anywhere. It was quite aggressive when I caught it and I suffocated it with alcohol fumes. Could you help me identify it?


Reply: The smaller spider is in the steatoda family -of comb footed spiders which includes black widows but this one is commonly known as a house spider and is quite common. The other is a wolf spider which is also a common spider. Neither is considered particularly dangerous.

1 August,  2006:
Hi, this is the second email Iíve sent, though this time I send it to you with the promise of a more interesting pic. This spider was found on the floor of my washroom, just sitting there perfectly still. So I captured it, hoping that I might have it identified . Iíve seen similar spiders identical just not quite as big. Looks like it could deliver a nasty bite if it wanted to, and is very quick to defend itself, and is very quick on itís feet. I havenít seen it produce any webbing as of yet, it also seems to have no ability grip on a plastic surface. Its eyes are situated as three pairs moving up into a V shaped pattern. The rest of the specimen is quite notably described within the pic. What should I do? Now if itís possible, the spider to itís Left is the spider I asked about in my last email, They are everywhere there is baseboard, enclosed space, and the one in the pic was predictably behind/beneath my toilet, their eccentric webbing tend to have 2 to 4 egg sacks at least with the few larger ones. I noticed that whenever the (Hobo Spider???) came near this smaller specimen, the smaller spider suddenly played dead so to speak by curling up and not moving. The larger (Hobo Spider???) later finished the smaller spider off.


Reply: The spider sent in by Joe on July 27th looks like a diaea, possibly dorsata sp.

27 July, 2006:
Dear Sir,
Could you please assist in identifying the spider attached? I live inTownsville, Far North Queensland, Australia

Many thanks

Joe Dempsey


Reply: This appears to be a species
of Scytodes, aka "spitting spiders." They are
harmless. Nathan

22 July, 2006:
Hi, I don't know what kind this Spider is? Would you put my spider on your websight please and tell what kind this spider is? Thanks Write Back From Mesa, AZ.


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