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bradmxz
marystown
Canada

January 19, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9389898

there are about a dozen of theses spiders in my crawlspace some bigger some smaller. i added the loonie to the tub for sizing. any help is appreciated.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 19, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9389991

It's a long-jawed orb weaver (family Tetragnathidae) in the genus Meta - http://www.educationquizzes.com/library/Nature/Insects_and_Spiders/Cave-spider-C.jpg
These spiders build their webs in very dark places and often are found near the entrances of caves.

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