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turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2006
8:23 AM

Post #2754126

Hubby got a new camera..While out on a morning stroll..We came across this on a neighbors patio chair! Are spiders always a good thing? I mean, I know about the Brown Recluse and Black Widow(retired nurse here!)..but I am a new gardener..and could use some info on Spiders..both good and bad. Thanks!

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Sheila965
Rincon, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2006
10:54 PM

Post #2755738

Hey! I don't know exactly what kind of spider that one is but I have found a great website on all types of spiders. It is maintained in Australia but they have a section on US spiders. Maybe it will help you. Here's the link: http://www.spiderzrule.com/

Take care!
Sheila
plantnutga
Thomasville, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2006
11:38 PM

Post #2755838

looks like a wolf spider to me

plantnutga
White_Hydrangea
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2006
11:44 PM

Post #2755848

It looks big and scary and I'm glad it's not in MY garden.
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 25, 2006
3:00 PM

Post #2757310

Takes a Newspaper Splat there LoL ive been bit by one of those was sick for 2 weeks
turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2006
7:50 PM

Post #2758062

NO KIDDING phicks???? Was anyone able to give you a definite defintion?? Is that worded right?? ..oh well... Ya know..I read that ALL spiders that make the funnel type webs should be considered dangerous to humans. This does just that..has a funnel web along the base of one my Live Oaks..(thanks sheila965 for that link!). I guess I need to run her off. She has her egg sac clutched tightly in her claws(?). I would hate for my 2 yr. old grandson to decide to poke around. He knows she is there. We showed him...Darn..I was so proud of myself for not killing the darn thing. This is the FIRST spider that I have encountered since getting really serious bout gardening..I had even told her that she was lucky..Any other time..It WOULD HAVE BEEN SPLAT...with a newspaper..or my weapon of choise seems to be a dust pan..I cracked manyof them over the years!!
phicks
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2006
12:33 AM

Post #2758858

no they did not know what kind but it was awolf ive seen theam before Paul
barksy
Brisbane
Australia
(Zone 10a)

September 26, 2006
1:27 AM

Post #2758989

Turbo - We have alot of spiders around here (north florida) and I am pretty phobic. We have the wolf and false wolf. Both look alot like your guy there. They both will bite - not terrible toxic but hurts. They come up from the sand around my place hence - I garden with gloves on. Also we have widows so, I try not to reach anywhere I cant see and watch out for webs underthings esp in damp, dark places.
PanamonCreel
Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a)


September 26, 2006
8:02 PM

Post #2761041

Quoting: Ya know..I read that ALL spiders that make the funnel type webs should be considered dangerous to humans


The only ones considered dangerous to humans on this continent are the Black Widow and Brown Recluse Spider with the latter probably having an overdone bad reputation.

Yes it looks like a Wolf spider, possibly Lycosa helluo and Yes they are poisonous, bites are painful but not lethal (unless alergic) but they do not bite unless provoked (may be more agressive with egg sac or youngsters around, who can blame them for being protective?)
Like other spiders they are to be considered as good due to their Insect Menu :)
turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2006
4:02 AM

Post #2762311

Ya know Panamon..I thought or had always heard, read..or learned that same thing about the only two spiders that were considered dangerous to us in the states was the two you named. That is until I came across the article on the link I was provided. I figure what you say is probably still held true..But no matter..I dont care to go pushing my luck...And yes, this spider IS very aggressive..She has her egg sac clutched tightly..And nope..cant say I blame her at all..I find her interesting to watch..all from a safe and decent distance!!
nucci60
Amesbury, MA

October 11, 2006
8:38 PM

Post #2807930

funnel spiders look like wolf spiders, but are not dangerous. wolf spiders do not make webs, but catch their prey on the run
turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2006
6:36 AM

Post #2809414

Since I had so much help with this spider, I thought I would post a few pics of her with her babies on her back..I thought it was totally cool!!! And I dont even particularly like spiders!!

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turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 12, 2006
6:37 AM

Post #2809415

Here is one more look! The spiders are now off of her back at times..running around the edge of the funnel web. They are fast!

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Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 13, 2006
6:12 PM

Post #2814087

So are wolf spiders the big furry ones that come out from under stuff and take off running? I've seen them when I've moved pots or skids on the ground. They shoot out from under stuff but run the other way most times.
claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2006
6:52 PM

Post #2814183

The Wolf spiders I see are about silver dollar sized. To make this even more confusing, there is a funnel wolf spider
turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 15, 2006
3:30 AM

Post #2818231

Oh Lordy..I stay so confused! LOL! All I know is this spider is the FIRST I have EVER taken an interest in..and BTW...the babies are scampering all around the funnel..Hope they dont get washed away..We are having very heavy downpours and it isnt gonna let up til late tomorrow evening!!

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 15, 2006
10:40 PM

Post #2820150

I call anything that looks like that a wolf spider around here--like the one that was at the bottom of my laundry hamper the other night..AAGH. but I had my own"babies" around so I got really brave and... it won't be back to my laundry room, we'll just say. I hope no one is offended that I didn't catch and release...
White_Hydrangea
Aurora, CO
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2006
5:17 AM

Post #2821172

I'm not offended! ;-)
turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2006
3:07 PM

Post #2821859

Nor am I..I have broken MANY a dust pan whoppin down on a spider!!
Magpye
NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2006
3:30 PM

Post #2821956

A body gets old and ornery, and must realize that we tend to slow up a good bit in 'reaction' time, until
... you're on the floor, doin' a few lil exercises, and happen to spot a lil toy of one of the grandyunkins, that managed to get under the edge of the sofa. Ya reach to get it, and out charges this humongus multi-legged varmint right toward your face!

I learned two things that day. One; I've gotta clean under the couch more often .. and two; I can still achieve lightening fast speeds afterall!! ..

There was the unfortunate calamity of a slipper being in the path of this beast. Head-on collisions at those speeds, haint purtee ...

- Magpye
turbosbabe96
Ingleside, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2006
7:28 PM

Post #2822632

Oh Magpye! You are so hilarious. I love the way you type "how you talk". I am QUITE sure you and I have a Southern dialect that sounds much the same. My hubby always teases me..especially when I get on a roll talking..Calls me "Corn-fed, country woman!"..and I say, "Yep! An' sure proud uv it!"..LOL!
Have I already asked you the name of the town you live in? You familiar with Pocahontas? or Jonesboro?
cloggs
Maastricht
Netherlands

July 3, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8669420

Hi, my friend was camping in Virginia and he found the spider below in his tent. It has an amazing human face marking on its back and its about 3 inches in size. Does anyone know which spider this is?

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kikr44
Chalkville, AL

July 16, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8696577

I was looking for some help on identifying this spider that I found on the handle of my pressure washer in my garage. I would really like to know some details on this spider since I do not believe I have ever seen a spider like this. I live in Birmingham, AL.

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mkathryn
Fairfax, VA

September 24, 2011
5:30 AM

Post #8821677

I found this spider hanging out on the wall by my basement sliding glass door. I was worried about what kind of spider it was because it was right at waist height, and my two dogs come in and out of that door frequently. I was initially worried it was a brown recluse but the abdomen looks pointier than that of a brown recluse, I could be wrong though. Sorry for lame phone photos, I tried putting my finger near the spider to show its huge size, but the thing was freaking me out too much to get closer!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

September 24, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8822180

The July photos are of fishing spiders in the family Pisauridae; Dolomedes sp. The last one is a grass spider in the family Agelenidae. None of these are dangerous to humans.
PMisner
Cedar Springs, MI

October 28, 2011
6:51 AM

Post #8866760

Can someone please tell me what kind of spider this is??? I have two children (8 and 5) and need to know if this is something I should worry about! Any thoughts are welcome!!!! Thank you!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

October 28, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8866803

Another wolf spider. Bite painful but not dangerous.
jj94587
Union City, CA

November 28, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9344919

What kind of spider is this ?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

November 28, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9345036

Could be a grass spider, but a clearer photo would be helpful. Would also be good if you were to start a new thread rather than hitchhiking on an old one.
ericmayotte
96740
Mayotte

December 19, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9362677

Hi

i need your help. i am really scared of spiders. i came accross this one when i went to the bathroom. My first reaction was to spray insecticide on it. then something really weird happened loads of lirtte tiny spiders came out instantly she was spread upon. please tell me what type of spider it is. ciuld it be dangerous for my 9 months old daughter

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

December 20, 2012
3:26 AM

Post #9362799

Sounds typical for a wolf spider - females often carry their young on their back for a few days after the they hatch. These are not dangerous to humans.
helens333
Centennial, CO

April 9, 2013
10:06 AM

Post #9477518



This message was edited Apr 9, 2013 11:09 AM

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 9, 2013
12:34 PM

Post #9477698

Philodromidae - running crab spider. Harmless.
CCMITCH
SUNLAND, CA

April 29, 2013
3:59 PM

Post #9501685

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

April 29, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9501888

CCMITCH - please repost on a new thread...
Theswankyamy
Benson, NC

June 26, 2013
10:06 AM

Post #9574026

I have a spider on a bush near my front porch. I have become particularly fond of him or her. I even named it Charlie. Can someone tell me what kind of spider Charlie is? Also those two sacks behind it... Are they food or babies?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

June 26, 2013
10:10 AM

Post #9574032

Looks like a trashline orb weaver - http://www.abundantnature.com/2011/10/trashline-orb-weaver-cool-spider.html
clarkey89
Nottingham
United Kingdom

July 13, 2013
9:42 AM

Post #9597496

I found this spider in my shed and have no idea what it is! Do you know what it could be?
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 14, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9599064

@clarkey89 - Please start a new thread.
melly1985
Owen sound
Canada

June 16, 2014
7:51 AM

Post #9869198

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is ?

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

June 16, 2014
9:21 AM

Post #9869268

It's a jumping spider (family Salticidae), but please start a new thread as this one is marked CLOSED...

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