Whip Spider from Peru

Subject:  Strange-Looking Spider Geographic location of the bug:  Tamshiyacu Tahuayo Regional Conservation Area, Loreto, Peru Date: 06/15/2018 Time: 10:51 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hello- I was in Peru last month and found this unique-looking spider in my canoe. It is definitely a spider, as it used a silk dropline and had its … Read more

Dewdrop Spider

Subject:  Tiny spider found near farm Geographic location of the bug:  Blacksburg, VA Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 11:01 AM EDT Hi, I found this spider near a farm. Caught it in a jar and it laid its eggs, and now looks a lot more deflated. What species could she be? Thanks. How you want your letter … Read more

Cobweb Spider: Rhomphaea fictilium

Subject: Strange Spider? Location: Upstate New York July 11, 2017 9:14 pm Dear Bugman, My son and I located what we believe to be some sort of spider weaving a web under our porch light. We were quite curious as to what type of spider it might be. I am thinking some type of Orb … Read more

Common House Spider with Spiderlings

Subject: Parasteatoda Tepidariorum Spiderlings Location: Upper Texas Coast July 4, 2017 11:38 pm The American house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) that lives in my bedroom recently produced this crop of tiny spiderlings. Signature: Lachlan Dear Lachlan, Thanks so much for sending in your image of a Common House Spider and her spiderlings.

Cobweb Spider

Subject: What spider is this? Location: Minnesota April 13, 2016 6:06 pm Hello I found this spider in a crawl space in Minnesota, what spider is this? Signature: Fog lifted Dear Fog lifted, We believe this is one of the Cobweb Spiders in the family Theridiidae, a group well represented on BugGuide.