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Subject: Silver hipster spider w/ arrow-like pattern
Location: Woodstock, GA
July 2, 2016 9:12 am
Hi WTB, I have looked through your site for this hipster spider, and can’t find it. I have found several of these all around our backyard, near our garden, on the side of our house… It’s super shiny silver w/ 2 tiny goldfish stripes going along the hipster black “arrow” like pattern down its back. Black legs. They are small (see next to dime)… Any idea what it is?
Signature: Kim in GA

Orchard Spider

Orchard Spider

Dear Kim,
You can verify the identity of this Orchard Spider,
Leucauge venusta, by comparing the “hipster black ‘arrow'” pattern to this close-up image on BugGuide.  It is described on BugGuide as having:  “Slightly elongated abdomen marked with silver, yellow, black, green, and bright orange or pink spots. Spins its web at an angle and hangs in the center.  Cephalothorax yellowish green, striped with brown along sides. Abdomen silvery above with dark stripes; sides yellow with red spot near tip, and red spot underneath.”

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Subject: South West Florida Spider
Location: South West Florida
April 10, 2016 7:22 pm
Could you please help me identify this spider.
I found it while walking through the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in South West Florida.
I thank you for your help
Signature: Brenda Kazan

Orchard Spider

Orchard Spider

Dear Brenda,
This little beauty is a harmless Orchard Spider,
Leucauge venusta.

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Subject: What is my little buddy?
Location: Rock Hill NY
April 14, 2015 5:40 pm
Hello, I just discovered this website and I love it! I’m hoping you can help me figure out what my new little friend is. Yesterday my sister was complaining that a bee was stuck in her window so I went to go free it (I’m pretty sure it was actually a wasp) but I also noticed a tiny green spider in her window too, sitting right on the screen! I watched some kind of fly get caught in a small barely visible web, and little green friend casually walked over and started feeding! My sister has a lethal prejudice against anyone with too many legs so they couldn’t stay there. While my little friend fed, I removed the window screen (with them on it) and put it in my own window. Now they’re safe and enjoying the gnats that hang out around my house plants near by. It’s newly spring here after a long winter. I’ve never seen anyone like this before. I think they have transparent hair on their legs but they’re so small its difficult to see. When I shine a fla shlight there appears to be some gold along the center of the orange stripe. Eight teeny tiny black eyes. Gooey looking fangs. Walks slowly sometimes but mostly stays in one spot. All together probably the size of a dime.
I’m sorry about the image quality, all I have right now is my iphone. If they hang out for a while I’ll try to update with better pictures. Thank you so much :-)
Signature: Jocelyn

Long-Jawed Orbweaver

Long-Jawed Orbweaver

Dear Jocelyn,
This little beauty is a Long-Jawed Orbweaver,
Tetragnatha viridis, and we quickly identified it on BugGuide.  We were totally charmed by your email and we are awarding you the Bug Humanitarian Award for your kindness to this harmless spider.  Out of curiosity, how many legs are too many?

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Subject: Long fangs
Location: Western PA
August 13, 2014 4:49 am
This spider was on my car the length of the spider was about two inch when it was laying flat. I don’t scare easy when getting close to spiders that made webs but he was quick. This guys fangs are very long easy to see without my macro lens on my camera.
First time iv ever see one like this I was unable to if any info on the net with my descriptions. Hope you can help.
The last picture is with a flash to better see the patterns on it’s back.
Signature: Ashley

Long Jawed Orbweaver

Long Jawed Orbweaver

Dear Ashley,
This impressive spider is a Long Jawed Orbweaver,
Tetragnatha elongata, and according to BugGuide they:  “Usually construct their webs in the shade above water.”

Long Jawed Orbweaver

Long Jawed Orbweaver

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Subject: I Have 3 Pet Spiders and do not Know What to Feed Them
Location: Okanagan Region (Beach)
August 4, 2014 5:06 pm
Hi,
I’m Candace (13) and I have 3 “pet” spiders. I caught them all down in a shack in southern British Columbia. I’m curious to find out what kind of spiders they are and what I should be feeding them. They are all in different terrariums with shells at the bottom and I’m keeping them in my room. When it’s light out, I normally keep them in a luke-warm, dark area. Is that what they normally prefer? Could you please help me identify these spiders? They are very dear to me and I would be quite upset if they were to starve to death.
Thank you for your time.
Signature: -Candace

Long Jawed Orbweaver

Long Jawed Orbweaver

Dear Candace,
All of your spiders are species of Orbweavers, and they spin webs to snare prey.  You can feed them flies or other insects that you capture, or you can go to a pet store and purchase crickets to feed the spiders.  The file numbered 1820 appears to be a Long Jawed Orbweaver,
Tetragnatha versicolorand you can compare your pet to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, their food is “Primarily insects.”

Orbweaver

Orbweaver

Your other two spiders are Orbweavers in the family Araneidae, but we are uncertain of the species.  According to BugGuide, the “Food sources vary, but typically any small insects they catch in their webs. “

Orbweaver

Orbweaver

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Subject: Spider I’ve never seen!
Location: Sugar Hill, GA
June 26, 2014 7:25 am
Hello Bugman!
First of all, love the site. I visit often as I am absolutely fascinated by bugs :)
I’m wondering if you can help ID this spider. I found it by my front door late this (summer) morning. I live in Georgia, northeast of Atlanta, and have never seen a spider like this one. I tried to ID it on my own, to no avail.
Please help! My 3 year old daughter and I would love to know what it is.
Thanks!
Signature: Sarah W

Longjawed Orbweaver

Long-Jawed Orbweaver

Dear Sarah,
This is a Long-Jawed Orbweaver in the family Tetragnathidae, and it is most likely in the genus Tetragnatha, but we cannot say for certain which species.  You can compare your individual to this image on BugGuide.

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