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Can Anyone Identify This Spider From a Description?

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posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 10:09 PM
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reply to post by JacKatMtn
 


No luck I'm afraid, I found some of the right shape - but not the right colour. I didn't even find any with the right leg colouring.




posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 10:12 PM
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reply to post by Insomniac
 


too bad, but look at the bright side,

after this search for your spider...

You just might lose the phobia


I saw your rendition so I will have a better idea when I search again tomorrow.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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reply to post by JacKatMtn
 


The phobia's diminishing by the minute!
I still don't know how I'll react next time I share a pillow with one though
Anyway, thanks to you and all the posters for your help with this, I appreciate it. Curiosity really has got the better of me!



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:02 PM
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Based on your picture it looks more like maybe a silk, orb, or banana spider:
bugguide.net...



They can be all types of wild colors, but I cannot find an exact match so far.

Widows tend to be less then an inch long, and they don’t really hang in webs like that, they like dark narrow areas.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:02 PM
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do any of these look like the one you saw?





#1 i forgot to get the name hehe sorry
#2 is a comb footed spider
#3 common garden spider
# 4 a jumping spider.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by Insomniac
The phobia's diminishing by the minute!
I still don't know how I'll react next time I share a pillow with one though


So did you see thing hanging in a web like in the picture, or was it running around your house, and are you sure it was almost 2 inches long?



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:07 PM
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uggg, this is the scariest thread I have ever seen on ats,lol

SHIVERS

Ama



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:25 PM
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Here check this one:
bugguide.net...
Its marked as a mystery spider, but looks like its a male black widow:
bugguide.net...


[edit on 6/12/2008 by defcon5]



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:29 PM
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Again a black widow with similar white stripes across its abdomen:
bugguide.net...



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 11:48 PM
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It was on the ground just outside a restaurant. It was alive, but not moving (too cold?) this link you posted is the closest so far...

bugguide.net...

If it was coloured the same as the one I paintboxed you'd have a match!

And yes, it was about 2 inches long, maybe slighty more, but that does include the legs.

[edit on 12/6/08 by Insomniac]



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 12:30 AM
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In Response to Insomniacs question about brown recluse.

Yes, they are very common in the midwest part of the U.S. I've seen many of them and have hear local reports often around early summer. If you keep a woodpile theres a very high chance of finding them.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:01 AM
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I did some limited searching and I did find out one thing. A LOT of people have seen this spider and are wondering what it is. Unless, of course, you have posted on a lot of websites asking about it.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:09 AM
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No, I've only posted on this one
Did you happen to notice where the other spiders were spotted? I'm wondering if it's a SE England , UK, European or even global phenomena.

It's interesting that there are loads of sightings. If it's THAT common it should be familiar. Of course, as a previous poster suggested (I can't remember who - sorry!) it might be a new variety.

I'm off home to bed now (end of nightshift) I'll log on again in about 36 hours. In the meantime, thanks very much everyone for contributing.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 04:56 AM
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Is this it??






posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 06:40 AM
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O my souls sherpa! i think i`m not gonna sleep toninght after viewing that link of spiders!aagghh!


I`ve got no idea what that could be! not a Black widow???maybe a Daddy long leg, ive seen in a different colour! I`m clue less!



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 06:43 AM
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it may just be an orb spider, they come in so many different colours with so many different patterns, i recently filmed on attached to my car arial at about 9.30pm, it was brown and rough textured, about 2.5 inches, and had an EASILY spotted perfect white arrow down its back (just like Aang from Avatar the Last Airbender!). i can give you some screenshots if you like



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 07:05 AM
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Did it look like this?
www.avru.org...

If so, I found it here:
www.avru.org...



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 08:23 AM
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If you are REALLY worried about this spider you should take your camera out go back to the restaurant and see if you can find it again.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 08:46 AM
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It could be a Steatoda Paykulliana
notice how the legs change from a red to black and they quite commonly have a white stripe on their back






posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 08:53 AM
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I beleive this is the spider




The white stripe and red to black legs are there, is this the one you saw?



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