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Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?
Posted: 25 June 2012 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I know it’s nothing to do with 3D art.  I just saw this today in my garden and wondered what it is.  I’ve never seen one like this before.  It’s a little blurry because I had to enlarge it some.


I live in southeastern Massachusetts, if that will help narrow it down.  I couldn’t find it by searching the web.


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Posted: 25 June 2012 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It appears to be some variety of “Jumping spider”. We have tons of them on Long Island, some can get a little over 1/4” of an inch in size. I actually find them quite cute… though annoying if you are spray painting stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_spider

Sorry I cant tell you exactly which type… But I have seen that pattern before… well, more or less.

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Posted: 25 June 2012 06:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I think this one was about a half inch.  I could be wrong, though.  I wish I could find it online but there seems to be inadequate species identification available.  Thanks.


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Posted: 25 June 2012 06:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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lordvicore - 25 June 2012 06:07 PM

It appears to be some variety of “Jumping spider”. We have tons of them on Long Island, some can get a little over 1/4” of an inch in size. I actually find them quite cute… though annoying if you are spray painting stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_spider

Sorry I cant tell you exactly which type… But I have seen that pattern before… well, more or less.


I thought they were cute too until one of them jumped right at my finger and bit me when I tried to play with it. They (or at least some of them) are very aggressive.

 

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Posted: 25 June 2012 06:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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you couldn’t find it by searching the web? tongue rolleye
(perhaps it is a non-web building spider)

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Posted: 25 June 2012 06:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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wendy♥catz - 25 June 2012 06:41 PM

you couldn’t find it by searching the web? tongue rolleye
(perhaps it is a non-web building spider)

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Posted: 25 June 2012 07:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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btw your spider looks to be Phidippus clarus, one of many species of Jumping spider. Like all spiders it is venomous, but it is mostly harmless.  Unlike most spiders, jumping spiders have very good vision, these ones can see better than your cat.

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LycanthropeX - 25 June 2012 07:03 PM

btw your spider looks to be Phidippus clarus, one of many species of Jumping spider. Like all spiders it is venomous, but it is mostly harmless.  Unlike most spiders, jumping spiders have very good vision, these ones can see better than your cat.


Thanks, I’ll look that one up later…it’s about supper time.  Anything can see better than my cat…I don’t have a cat!  I’m allergic to them.  I love cats, as all of nature, but my nose and lungs don’t care for them.  Once a friend had a little kitten that had these needle-like claws.  It merely jumped up on my lap.  I had welts from where it stuck it’s tiny claws.  downer  Years ago, I would go to another friend’s house and we’d jam for an hour or two on guitars.  He had two cats.  When I went home, my breathing was like when I was young and had asthma.  He started closing the door or closing them in another room.  I felt bad for them.  Dogs don’t have that effect on me, well so far anyway.


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Posted: 25 June 2012 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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wendy♥catz - 25 June 2012 06:41 PM

you couldn’t find it by searching the web? tongue rolleye
(perhaps it is a non-web building spider)


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Posted: 25 June 2012 07:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Looks like that was correct, and it’s the male, too.  Thank you!


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Posted: 25 June 2012 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Maybe you’ve discovered a new species!

I must catch one of those, bombard it with some radiation and then let it bite me, so I can go out and do some swinging around wearing that full-body lycra suit Andrew Garfield gave me… cool smirk

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Posted: 25 June 2012 08:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I used to raise exotic animals for the pet trade. Mostly Snakes and Reptiles, but I also had a number of species of Tarantulas, Scorpions and giant Insects. I got really good at looking up various species. I have reference books at my work station because just about ever day someone comes to me and asks “what is this critter?”

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Posted: 25 June 2012 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I wonder which species it is specifically that bit Peter Parker?... grin

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K T Ong - 25 June 2012 08:14 PM

I wonder which species it is specifically that bit Peter Parker?... grin

it never says in the books. If I had to guess it was most likely a common barn spider, Araneus cavaticus, same species as Charlotte smile despite the name they are quite common inside houses and businesses. Any dark humid place with a plentiful food source will do. 


If I had my choice it would be an Argiopes. More common in gardens than radioactive laboratories, but I just think the Argiope is a kooler looking spider and they build amazingly beautiful webs. If I was going to get bit by a radioactive spider it would be an Argiope.

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Posted: 25 June 2012 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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the Argiope just looks like something that could turn you into Spider-man

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LycanthropeX - 25 June 2012 08:30 PM

the Argiope just looks like something that could turn you into Spider-man

I’ve always called them garden spiders and I hate them. I think they are one of the scariest looking spiders. Of course I don’t like any spiders except jumping spiders cause I think they are cool and mean little bastards.

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