Yikes! Big Spider!

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  1. WTxDaddy

    WTxDaddy In Flower

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    My wife found this large arachnoid in a large web out back this evening. Hard to gage size in these phtos, but it's about the size of a U.S. quarter dollar coin. I have no idea what kind of spider it is, but we figured, it's eating bugs, so it is welcome to stay!

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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Lovely clear piccies WT, as always, and a very handsome spider too!!! :-D
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Let's hope someone is able to ID it for you WD. Great close up.
     
  5. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Can't tell for sure but .....
    Dolomedes Albineus or
    Running Crab Spiders (Philodromidae) » Philodromus

    You might to check these out and see what looks closest to yours.
     



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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Thats different from the spiders I have found here.great photos WTDad
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Wow, what a cool looking spider!
     
  8. WTxDaddy

    WTxDaddy In Flower

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    ID of arachnoid

    I looked the suggested spider names up, but the photographs don't look the same. I reckon we still don't know what kind of spider it is. I'll see if I can find an entomologist to look at it.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Lovely spider! I also invite them to stay. We have plenty around the house.
     
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  12. WTxDaddy

    WTxDaddy In Flower

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    araneus diadematus

    I checked the site & did a Google search. Due to what I found, I think I have an Araneus Diadematus
     

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