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Subject: Brown spider photo at butt lake northern california
Location: Northern California Butt Lake
July 1, 2015 7:01 pm
Dear bug an a friend took the picture while we were camping just wondering what it is. Thank you.
Signature: Wondering about the bug

Folding Door Spider

Folding Door Spider

We believe this is a Folding Door Spider in the genus Antrodiaetus, and it really looks to us to resemble the female Antrodiaetus gertschi that is pictured on BugGuide by a single sighting in Northern California.  You can try browsing through the genus page on BugGuide to see if some other species more closely resembles your individual.

 

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Subject: Largw Unknown Spider
Location: Austin, TX on a tree
June 7, 2015 6:08 pm
This lovely spider is living on my friend’s back porch, but we don’t know what it is. Austin, TX June 6. Builds a huge ~2+’×3+’ web.
Signature: -Bill

Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Dear Bill,
This is a very well camouflaged Giant Lichen Orbweaver,
Araneus bicentenarius, that according to BugGuide is found in:  “Woodlands, on trees, among lichens.”  As we will be away from the office later in the month, we are postdating your submission to go live during our absence.

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Subject: Kukulcania Hibernalis question
Location: South central Virginia
May 24, 2015 9:49 am
I saw this on the side of the house. I believe it’s a Kukulcania Hibernalis, the southern house spider. Do you know if the female carries its young on its back? Or is this a wolf spider? Thanks!
Signature: Nina Eagle

Wolf Spider with Spiderlings

Wolf Spider with Spiderlings

Dear Nina,
This maternal behavior is characteristic of Wolf Spiders in the family Lycosidae.  Alas, we cannot tell you to which species she belongs.

wolf Spider with Spiderlings

wolf Spider with Spiderlings

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Subject: Ldybird Spider
Location: Vamos, Crete
May 23, 2015 8:05 am
This was taken in my garden on the island of Crete. Can you tell me if it is poisonous? Fascinating to find many different spiders here. Last one we found was a wolf spider.
Signature: LindaJ

Male Ladybird Spider

Male Ladybird Spider

Dear LindaJ,
Your endangered male Ladybird Spider in the genus
Eresus, most likely Eresus sandaliatus based on information included on the Spiders of NorthWest Europe site which has images from Crete indicating that the species can be identified by the black and white hind legs.  Most spiders have venom, but very few species of spiders are considered dangerous to humans.  To the best of our knowledge, the Ladybird Spiders are considered harmless, and the fact that they are endangered through much of their range indicates that no methods should be used to threaten them if they are found in your garden.

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Subject: Kauai Vacation Home Spider
Location: Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
May 13, 2015 11:44 pm
Mr. Bugman,
I first identified a spider in the laundry area of the house I’m renting using your site. It appeared to be a Huntsman Spider and it made sense, it’s damp and I’ve seen a cockroach or two in there. I named that spider Dick and he’s 4-5″ big. Now I just scared the bajesus out of myself finding a much larger spider, who I named Bob which is twice as large as Dick, near the area that Dick is (or was, Dick looks a little rough like he got beat up by Bob).
I’m sure it’s just another Huntsman Spider but I wanted to share it with your site.
Signature: Kauai Spider Bro?

Huntsman spider

Huntsman spider

You are correct that this is a Huntsman Spider, probably Heteropoda venatoria, but we think you should change Bob’s name to Roberta as we believe she is a female.

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Subject: what is this
Location: SE PA
May 12, 2015 12:02 pm
Hello we just found this little guy in our house. its about the size of a dime
Signature: Thanks, Danielle

Ground Spider

Ground Spider

Hi Danielle,
Your spider is a harmless Ground Spider,
Sergiolus capulatus. You may verify its identity on Bugguide.  We haven’t posted a recent image of a Ground Spider since 2006.

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