Bug of the Month February 2016: Hacklemesh Weaver takes a walk on the snow in Connecticut

Subject: Snowy recluse? Location: Stratford, Connecticut January 30, 2016 7:48 pm I snapped this picture while dog walking last week. I was surprised to see a spider crawling across the snow. Is it a brown recluse? Signature: Karen Dear Karen, We are going to go out on a limb and say that this Spider walking … Read more

Hacklemesh Weaver from Canada

Subject: Can you help name this spider? Location: Hamilton, ON Canada October 19, 2015 6:26 am Hello, I live is southern Ontario Canada and this fall we were tearing down our shed and found a nest of about 50 of these. I’ve never seen a spider like this before. Wondering if it’s something I should … Read more

Hacklemesh Weaver Spider we Believe

Subject: Spider Location: Sitka, Alaska January 24, 2014 11:20 pm What kind of spider is this? Its kind of big as the newspaper lettering is about 3/4 of an inch..so the spider must be about over an inch long… I live in Sitka Alaska and I found this spider in the house around early December … Read more

Hacklemesh Weaver Spider

Subject: Spider Identification Location: Humboldt County California October 14, 2013 12:00 am Please help me identify this spider I’m curious as to how dangerous it may be as well Signature: Cheyanne Hi Cheyanne, We are continuing to research this and we have requested assistance.  Could you please provide additional information?  How large was the spider?  … Read more