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RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 16, 2005
5:40 PM

Post #1342045

ID Please?

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salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

March 16, 2005
5:55 PM

Post #1342072

It's a long-front-legged scary spider!!!!!!!!!!! Your photos aren't good for my nerves lately Rich LOL

-Julie
imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 16, 2005
7:40 PM

Post #1342297

sorta looks like a relative to the black widow. either way i wouldnt mess with it. may have a nasty bite.
eje
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 16, 2005
9:22 PM

Post #1342455

Yeah, I agree, with imzadi, the body looks an awful lot like a black widow. I would guess it is another of the member of the Cobweb Spiders Family (Theridiidae).

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1960/bgpage

Going through the pictures on Buigguide.net and doing a bit of googleing, to me it most resembles those from the genus Steatoda.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/6926/bgpage

Google image search:

http://images.google.com/images?q=Steatoda
eje
San Francisco, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 16, 2005
9:32 PM

Post #1342466

Oh, hey!

And it looks like the exact one which has been submitted to the spider identification page here. It's about 3 down, from 2 March 2005. Unfortunately, not identified yet...

http://www.spiderzrule.com/spiderphotos.htm

Erik
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



March 16, 2005
9:34 PM

Post #1342468

I agree with eje that it is in the Theridiidae and it looks very like a Steatoda species. Here is a link to a Steatoda grossa picture that looks very close to your spider.
http://www.entomology.ucr.edu/ebeling/ebel9-1.html
http://www.entomology.ucr.edu/ebeling/figures/fig212.jpg

Here is another Australian species from the Theridiidae, which was called a Steatoda, but has been changed recently to an Achaearanea species. This one was found in our garden the same day that Fay found the Red-back Spider.

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RichSwanner
Citrus Heights, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 16, 2005
11:56 PM

Post #1342687

Hey Ken how about this guy?

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imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

March 17, 2005
12:11 AM

Post #1342712

It is a very hairy, multi-eyed spider from a creepy family!
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



March 17, 2005
2:01 AM

Post #1342920

It looks like one of the Jumping Spiders, the Salticidae. There are a great number of species and I cannot find your one. Here is a web site with pictures of many Jumping Spiders http://tolweb.org/accessory/Jumping_spiders_of_America_North_of_Mexico?acc_id=66 . Too many to search through I think!!!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


March 17, 2005
3:42 AM

Post #1343150

shudder...

My own fault - I should have known better than to peek in here before bedtime! Ugh...I'll be tossing and turning all night now ;o)
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2005
4:01 AM

Post #1343175

You won't be alone, Terry.
It' a long way to Ca. Sleep easy.
Sidney
salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

March 17, 2005
6:02 PM

Post #1344307

ROTFL John. Creepy and scary and downright shudder-inducing is how I see that first one. The second one I don't like simply because he jumps...he's not too creepy in the pic though.

-Julie
PanamonCreel
Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a)


March 17, 2005
6:19 PM

Post #1344348

One always feels like being watched by those jumping spiders :)
corky59
Lakeland, FL

March 17, 2005
7:01 PM

Post #1344462

Okay, Here is what we are going to do to resolve this plight. Put the spider on the Bloodsteak plant and then- FLUSH!!!! Marilynne
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

March 17, 2005
8:06 PM

Post #1344563

Isn't that Bloodsteak plant something?

John
Kachinagirl
Modesto, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 18, 2005
5:38 AM

Post #1345616

We have jumping spiders here too, but I actually don't mind them (and I am NOT a bug lover, SPECIALLY spiders). They eat TONS of bad bugs and flys and they are happy to skitter away when you walk up. They get big, abdomens as big as the fingernail on my ring finger! If they would only eat the black widows I'd really be happy. I have to go out at night with a flashlight and spider spray once I spot a widow web. I HATE that!

K

(Edited...Bloodsteak plant?)

This message was edited Mar 17, 2005 10:39 PM

bootandall

bootandall
Blenheim
New Zealand


March 18, 2005
9:10 AM

Post #1345722

your first pic looks like our native Katipo . except our spider has a red stripe down it's back bit.
love jumping spiders i think they go around in pairs
imzadi
Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2005
3:28 AM

Post #1347440

okay i am wondering the same here bloodsteak plant what is that????



we have jumpy spider here too. are are black fuzzy white white dots. hmm hard to swat when jumping around from cats trying to get them.
salvia_lover
Modi'in
Israel

March 19, 2005
6:07 AM

Post #1347597

for the "bloodsteak" plant check here: http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/12349/

I think Corky meant the Beefsteak plant AKA Blood leaf plant.

-Julie
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

March 19, 2005
3:17 PM

Post #1348072

I got it wrong but, its Corky's fault. LOL

John

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