spider (fishing spider)
by crystal seymour
(new hartford, ct)
found this on my ceiling in new hartford, ct
Black and Brown Striped Spider (fishing spider)
Apx. 4" long. Fuzzy and hiding under my deck.
Brown Spider (Cross orbweaver spider)
by Jane Martin
(Oshawa, Ontario Canada)
My daughter saw this spider outside her bedroom window and I had to go out and take a picture of it. There is a picture of it from the top. If you could help me identify it I would be greatful. I do have a picture of its underbelly but I could only upload one picture.
shade of green (green huntsman spider)
who says green isnt beautiful?
This spider was found in our house and it is only the size of a quarter of a coffee bean, what is the latin name as well as a name we know? Thank you
Very tiny spiders (yellow garden spider)
by Paul & Carolyn
(San Rafael, Ca.)
We found a thin, almost invisible web over a portion of siding next to our front door, covered with many tiny spiders. We've lived at this house for 5 years and have never noticed spiders like these before. Can you identify this spider? We live in San Rafael, Ca.
Paul & Carolyn Hacker
This Spider Keeps a Messy House
DO NOT DISTURB!
The distinguishable red hourglass shape confirms this menacing monster is the Black Widow. It collects paper and leaves to make its disorganized, tangly web.
spider with white head (Funnel-Web Spiders)
This rushed out of a clothespin while I was hanging laundry. Spider with a white head and a small second body segment, mostly brown in color. Likes lurking inside the clothespins (shown on a 1cm wide clothespin). Some webbing around on the line and clothespins, but it does not appear organized and it's not clear it belongs to this spider.
spider with red around head (Jumping spider)
Found on my bedroom wall. Body around 1cm long, brown and black patterned body with chevrons on the back end. Reddish circle around the equator of the head. No sign of a web.
White Spider (Crab spider)
This spider reminds me of an octapus... What kind is it?
Spikey red, black and white (Spinybacked Orbweaver)
(Boca Raton, FL)
Its just nasty!!! See picture!
Spider (Orbweaver Spider)
(Joliet, IL, USA)
This spider is an inch in diameter and was found making a web between our bird feeder and its pole. It is mainly out at night. We live in Illinois, but not near water. It has made several fairly large webs.
Spider(s) in my kitchen (Common House Spider)
My house has a lot of spiders. Earlier I found a small tan spider attacking a larger dark brown one, and I'd like an ID on either or both. This scene took place in my kitchen, along the floor under the edge of my cabinets. I have a couple more pictures of the spiders from other angles - the small one was moving around a lot so there are more angles of it.
The small one seems to mostly eat larger spiders - we find lots of dead ones stuck in webs under my cabinets. Trying to determine whether it's better to kill them or leave them be. We vacuum up the webs and they reappear in a day or so.
Look closely. This spider has taken on? the colour of the flower it's sitting on. Was out in my garden taking pictures, trying to be really creative and doing close ups, and had I not had the camera 2" from from him I don't think I'd have spotted him. Thought he was cool!
Thanks for taking the time to look at this!
Brown spider black spots (Brown Widow)
by Brooke Derby
Brown spider with egg sac
ghostly flying carpet (Spiny Orb Weaver Spider)
by Paula Fye
(St Petersburg, FL)
Vibrating ghost cocoon
Guessing that this is some kind of cocoon, but it was vibrating suspended in midair under some creeping myrtle. (Location: Sawgrass Lake Park, St Pete, FL) I used a tiny stick and it was not attached by any strand detectable, it was vibrating at a steady rate, because when I took a burst of photos, every other one was a clear photo. The rate for too fast to see the object clearly with the naked eye. What is this????!!!
I have two more views if you need to see them.
Doug says maybe the twilight-zone bug. :-)
yellow-brown pseudoscorpion? Arachnid resemblence. (wind scorpion)
by David Jones
(Sierra Vista, AZ)
light brown in color, striped thorax, eight legs, two feelers and four mandibles. Found in Southern Arizona.
Cool web spider (yellow garden spider)
This little spider is living in the doorway to my house- thought the web was neat- day and night the spider seems to be in the web. We live in Florida.
Large redish spider (Orbweaver spider)
by Lisa Roberts
(Greensburg, Pa, USA)
When I came home and went to unlock my front door this guy caught my attention. As I was waiting for my daughter to bring me something to try to kill it, I snapped a quick pic. I live in southwest Pennsylvania and it was around 5:00 pm. I realize it would be easier to ID if I had a picture of the top of it, but this is all I could stomach! It was busy spinning it's web which made it harder to get the pic, but it was larger than a quarter, maybe half- dollar size? It is red and I cannot find a similar spider pic anywhere. Some think it's a brown recluse, but I do not see a resemblance. Please help me! I have two small children and if it is venomous I do not want it in my house!
Doug says this is a tough angle and spiders can be tricky - I'm going to pass it through to Moni but no guarantees on this one at all.
lime green spider with yellow spots (Orb weaver spider)
The insect we think is a spider was sitting on a balloon at our party. It was very hot outside but there were no plants in the area it was found.
Green spider with big abdomen stripe (Green Lynx spider)
by Tom Garcia
(Santa Barbara, CA)
We found this greed spider with a big striped abdomen in Santa Barbara, California on a Mexican Sage plant.
brown aggressive crawler (Sun Spider)
2 images of it.
We think this might be a baby Jerusalem Cricket, but doing internet searches, it looks like a small camel spider. We (our cats) have found 2 of them in our house going back about 4 months. Should we be worried? Any help is appreciated. The critter is about an inch long. Thank you for your time!
orange-brown Spider with a "face" (Spotted orbweaver spider)
This spider is round and compact, not long-legged. It is about an inch long. I could not get around to see his back, but his belly looks like it has a face on it. It is orangey-brown and black, with two white dots underneath and it looks like it is fuzzy. His web is in my backyard, there is nothing special about his location. It is spun from the wall to a bush. The web looks pretty standard, no fancy "writing" in it. I don't know anything else I can add.
Green Spikey (Green lynx spider)
Green, body is almost a inch long, long legs, think it used to have four legs on each side, but has only 4 on one side and 3 on the other. Looks like it has eyes like a spider. Has cactus like spikes coming off of the legs!
Some Kind of Spider (Spinybacked Orbweaver)
Can you tell me what kind of spider this is? It looks like it has spikes on its side... This is the first year I have seen one.
Green spider with spikes and red dots all over its legs. (Green Lynx Spider)
by Pradeep Kumar R.V
(Mysore, Karnataka, India)
I found this peculiar looking arachnidae while i was searching for insects near my house.
Green headed spider with striped abdomen (Green lynx spider)
This spider was seen on my fence in Bryan, Texas. It's body length was about 2 1/2". I have never seen anything like it. What is it?
Green And Black Spider
I saw this spider on the bottom left corner on the outside of a window seal.It was cold outside,too.The spider had bright greenish yellow stripes on its back.Its legs were pretty long,too.The web it spun was big and very distinctive.Lets just say if this thing was to crawl on me i would pass out...
spider with stitch-web (yellow garden spider)
by Michelle McFadden
This Yellow Garden was in a flower area in my driveway. I have seen this spider before but much much bigger. I was wondering how big do they grow?
Dorm Spider (Windscorpion)
I found this spiderlike insect in the kitchen of my dorm. It is very odd and unlike anything I've seen in this area. Its back is furry but the rest is not. The legs look like grasshopper legs. And it rubs its two sides of fangs together when bothered. It also has a two jaws, one for each fang.
(Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971)
velvety- black and brown striped (argyle?) . The same markings on lower body but solid color velvety black on the upper part.
4-5 inch leg span
Spotted at 2AM on stucco wall of my house near the porch light
orangish spider with green head and horns (Arrowshaped Micrathena)
by Jason R.
What type of spider is this?
My friend Dawn found a spider in our home-state of Pennsylvania. It has an orangish body and a green head with black and red horns.
Any idea what it is?
Identifying a spider/Ants in potted tree (orb web spider)
Photo by Athena M. Wollin
I was hoping you guys could identify this type of common garden spider. I see them all the time and would like to know what species they are. The photo is mine.
Also, I have a small tree in a pot on my balcony. It was given to me unknowingly with an ant colony nested inside. Though the winter seems to have killed a large percentage, I still see an occasional scout cruisin' around. I was wondering if there was any natural way to elliminate the remaining soldiers. Seeing as it's not a massive infestation, I don't want to invest in poisons or silly things like that (I'm a poor college student, you see).
Is the best thing to do simply to soak the soil multiple times and cast the drowned critters away?
Thanks in advance.
In Ground Web (Tube web spider web)
Cool spider web covering a small hole approx 1-1.5cm in diameter. Could see the spider at first, then he/she scooted further down the hole when I intruded to take the picture. Just thought the web was especially neat and wanted to share. It was made under a juniper bush in front of my office in Atlanta, GA
Red and gold spider (Oxyopes lynx spider)
I found this spider in my Winston-Salem, NC kitchen this morning. The abdomen looked to be a golden, almost metallic-looking color to me. The spider was lowering itself via its thread from a piece of gardening equipment we had brought in from outside. Other than the thread, I did not observe any web. Thank you for your help!
BIG spider (Black and Yellow Argiope)
This very colorful spider made a web on a fence - you can see the 4x4 post just behind it, showing how big the spider was. Any idea what it was?
Brown Spider (Cross orbweaver spider)
(Racine, Wisconsin, USA)
The front of the spider
This scary, creepy looking spider is in my garage. It has gotten bigger and bigger in the past month. It makes a orb-like web in a window in the garage at night and sits in it at night. During the day, the web is not there and the spider is laying in the windowsill (on the inside of the sill on the side of it). It seems like it takes its own web down during the day and makes a brand new one at night. It also captured a big dragonfly and consumed it. I already have major arachnophobia, and this spider makes it worse! I'm just wondering what kind of spider this is, is it poisonous, and does it bite human. Thanks.
Spider with black & white banded 'fuzzy' legs. (Orb weaver spider)
by Pam Schwarz
(Chesterland, Ohio, USA)
Found amongst my lilys in September 2011 - Northeast Ohio. The picture is the bottom of the spider. On the round body, the top is a beige color with some gray markings. Almost looks like a clam shell. Thank you for your help with this. About 3 weeks earlier we had a black and yellow garden spider in the same place as this one. That one must have 'washed away' after we had a very bad thunder storm.
black & white fuzzy spider with red middle (Jumping spider)
black & white fuzzy spider with red middle
black & white fuzzy spider with red middle that moves in tiny jump or hop like movement About 3/4" and found inside of my home office while cleaning.