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roymaster
Phoenix, AZ

March 14, 2014
10:59 PM

Post #9789896

Found this what looks like a spider close to Gila Bend, AZ never seen one of these before. Any ideas?

I tried to look it up but I'm unsure if it's a spider or something else because I don't think I see 8 legs
Thanks for the help

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

March 15, 2014
3:53 AM

Post #9789929

Not a true spider, but a non-venomous relative in the order Opiliones (harvestmen; daddy long-legs). It looks like one of the desert harvestmen in the genus Eurybunus - see http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/Other%20Arachnids/Desert%20Harvestman.htm
It is very common for these creatures to lose one or more legs through autotomy - http://www.americanarachnology.org/joa_free/joa_v26_n3/joa_v26_p296.pdf
roymaster
Phoenix, AZ

March 15, 2014
1:35 PM

Post #9790247

Ah awesome thanks
Ya when I first took the pic I thought it was a spider but when looking at it now I was like wait I only see six. Thanks for the info/clarification my google-fu was weakened by focusing on the color and wasn't sure how to describe it since I didn't know if I would label it a spider.

Thanks again
Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 17, 2014
4:51 AM

Post #9791277

Can you tell me what this is? It's was super fast and only small but was on my bed !!
I'm in Australia Melbourne

Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 17, 2014
4:53 AM

Post #9791278

Sorry didn't post pic

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Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 17, 2014
11:30 PM

Post #9792054

I have found this spider on my bed. I'm in Australia, Victoria anyone know what it is ?

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greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2014
3:05 AM

Post #9792079

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Eeekkkspider
Melbourne
Australia

March 18, 2014
3:58 AM

Post #9792089

Thanks green thumb I couldn't find it
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

March 18, 2014
6:42 PM

Post #9792650

Might be a ground spider (family Lamponidae) - http://www.flickr.com/photos/70482726@N00/12294586513

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