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Spider on a black eyed Susan.
These arachnid garden helpers are very interesting and create beautiful snares for catching their food. This page contains spider photos.
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By 0 found this helpful
September 28, 2013

What type of spider was that on the blackeyed susan, it was the very first picture at the top of the guide? I had three very large ones. I was told they were brown recluse, because of the violin pattern on the back. The only difference between your picture and the ones I saw was the color, they were lighter, more of a beige with dark brown violin on the back. They were at least 3 to 4 inches in size. Please help I can't seem to find them on the internet.

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By Linda from North central PA

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October 7, 20130 found this helpful

Everything that I have read about the brown recluse indicates that they are very small. I don't think the one on the sunflower is a recluse, but I would suggest contacting your local university for their entomology department. You can usually reach them online and I have found that everyone is so good at helping.

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By 16 found this helpful
January 19, 2011

This "beautiful" specimen was hanging outside our living room window. This is as close as I wanted to get! I had never seen this type of web either, the zigzag pattern.

By Leslie

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August 19, 201017 found this helpful

I was leaving my apartment to go to the market and the sun was hitting this spider web just right to be able to notice it outside of my neighbors apartment. I just had to go back inside and fetch my camera!

It took a couple dozen shots because of the way the sun was shining and some obstacles in the way so I am really, really pleased to have been able to capture these two that turned out of Mr. or Ms. Spider waiting for dinner ;-)

By Deeli

Spider and Web

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October 11, 2011

This banana spider has been on our back deck for about two weeks now. He is absolutely beautiful with his brilliant colors. I have been photographing him at different times during the day since we found him. We noticed that he makes a new web every other day.

By lovingnature from TN

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November 15, 2010

The Itsy Bitsy Spider. . . No, it's a Crab. . . No it's a Spider!

What the well-dressed crab spider is wearing this season in Amy's Garden. This striking black and white pokadot ensemble can be dressed up or dressed down depending on your Holiday event. It would be perfect for that special upcoming Holiday party. Could be worn to a formal Thanksgiving dinner, informal Christmas brunch or just hanging out in the garden with friends, waiting for the food to arrive! Notice the amazing style, details and fit, just perfect for enjoying the season!

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By Sharon

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September 19, 2013

Photo Description
I captured these photos of one of the Banana Spiders in our tomato bed. This is also known as a zipper spider because of the zipper like pattern in the middle of its web. We have let it stay in the garden because it is so beautiful and it doesn't bother us when we are picking tomatoes. I go out at different times of the day to take pictures of the spiders. We have two more of these spiders in other gardens. They are beautiful spiders.

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Maryville, TN

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May 14, 2011

I have an illness that puts me through a lot of pain on a daily basis, so I use my gardening and pictures as therapy. I couldn't believe it when I saw this granddaddy longlegs on my favorite flowers. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Daddy Longlegs and Flower

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March 25, 20114 found this helpful

A Banana spider spun a web on the side of my house. It stayed there for several weeks.

Banana Spider

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By 6 found this helpful
September 3, 2009

A "fishing spider" I came across yesterday. It was quite large, it is on a 4 inch pole for size reference. Talk about nightmares!

Fishing Spider

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October 24, 2011

We were supposed to be rushing off to town for the day's errands and meetings when my husband willingly pointed out this spider hanging out in the bushes near our home and garden. He was so beautiful that I couldn't help but take time out of our busy schedule to photograph him.

Close up of Spider on Web

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January 12, 2011

I work for a city utility company, and this spider was in a water meter can.

Black Widow Spider

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August 2, 2016

I went out on my patio to look around and found this beautiful web complete with the spider who created it. I was surprised how well the web reflected in this flash photo. I love catching moments like this!

nighttime photo of spider in its web

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December 17, 2010

I took this photo while trying out my new camera last spring. I wanted to see how good the images come out close up. So I was literally only the width of the camera and maybe another inch away.

Spider on brown flower

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October 7, 2010

Granddaddy long leg spider on tomato plant.

Daddy long legs on tomato plant.

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By 1 found this helpful
December 5, 2011

I found this spider wrapping up a rather large, recently captured beetle. I think it will be eating well for a while.

Spider Feast

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February 2, 2011

This is what awaited me when I opened the curtains one morning. The screen is blurring the picture, but you can see the size of the spider (about the size of my hand) compared to our friendly magpie who was sitting about a foot from the window.

Photo through the windoe of a large spider and a magpie below.

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November 6, 2016

I took some photos of a beautifully marked male black widow. The females are the ones which are venomous--actually more venomous than a rattlesnake. This one is enjoying the day, hiding under an overturned pot.

male black widow spider under a flowerpot

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January 18, 20110 found this helpful

This yellow garden spider decided to weave his web on my screen door this morning. It took him about 45 minutes to build his entire "house."

By florida gal

Wildlife: Yellow Garden Spider

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December 17, 20100 found this helpful

I found tons of spiders on the Hennepin Bridge in Minneapolis, MN and found it amazing the way they looked when I took a photo of them :)

By Karen

Wildlife: Spider

Wildlife: Spider

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I hope that for all the people who take and share photographs, that you remember some of us are not spider people. That means we range from going Ewww to having a serious reaction to them. Please keep this in mind. I personally think they are ugly, and they make me want to faint so just keep that in mind, please!

We don't all read the headings from the top of each photo and just think we are going to enjoy nice sunsets or pictures of people walking on the beach or kids laughing, then we are suddenly hit with a giant spider in our faces. Whatever possesses people to think of taking a photo of them is beyond me anyway.

One good thing came out of this however, and that is I will read the headings from now on as a warning.

(09/13/2010)

By Arachnophobic Poor But Proud

Wildlife: Spider

I personally find your photos absolutely beautiful. I think your photos are in good taste, and thank you for sharing them! (09/14/2010)

By Jilson

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August 23, 20100 found this helpful

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

Scared the heck out of me, too! This is a Black and Yellow Garden spider, a common spider found in gardens, I've been told. I have been gardening for 25 years and never came across this amazing spider. Of course when I first spotted it I had no idea if it was poisonous, so I was indeed scared. But that didn't stop me from getting my camera!

Afterward, I browsed the internet and found out they are not poisonous (few are). They help with pest control, they lay thousands of eggs in early fall and then die! I certainly admired this specimen, but I was not looking forward to a thousand more in my garden come next Spring. I like getting down and dirty in my garden, and I just pictured me screaming out every time one might run across my hand! They never did return. It was a sight to see, though. The web was a woven masterpiece!

By Deb H. from East Brunswick, NJ

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Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

Gorgeous spider, love the colors! That web is so cool. But better you than me, lol, I would have been too chicken to take its picture. (04/22/2009)

By micksgirl

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

Awesome photo! I saw a similar spider last summer. Mine was yellow and black. I ran for my camera becuase I have also never seen one like this. My husband called it a 'banana spider'. (04/22/2009)

By mbnorton59

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

I have never seen one of these, before, either! Fascinating, what say? (04/22/2009)

By graymare47

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

I remember lots of those in the citrus groves in Florida. They are big and colorful, remind me sort of of Bette Midler. Glad to know they aren't poison, but still! (04/22/2009)

By kimhis

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

We have a bunch of these in NC too; the kids love them. Some of the "locals" call them "writer spiders" because of the zig-zags in their webs. (04/22/2009)

By mockingboyd

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

It's a wonderful garden spider. I had one in my garden. My husband and I would feed it insects and watch it spin a cocoon around them so it could be a midnight snack. It was fascinating. Its called a Argiope. Here is a link for more info on it.

http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology/black_and_yellow_argiope.htm (04/23/2009)

By Deegan

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

Found one like this in my son's garden in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. They must be all over! Was my first time seeing one, beautiful, but looks scary! (04/23/2009)

By catastrofy

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

OH, yuk! I would have killed the darn thing so quick! (04/30/2009)

By frugalelf

Wildlife: Garden Spider Photo

You can get rid of all spiders naturally. Using lavender, eucalyptus, and citric natural oils will kill them immediately. If you get natural lavender soap and use 1 tbsp to 1 qt. water and spray it around your house the spiders will never enter your house. If spider problem is bad increase the soap. You can use this any where and is not harmful to children or pets (05/05/2009)

By Sheba64

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

Wildlife: Creepy Spider and Web

I was in my back yard cleaning up, when I nearly bumped into this very efficient looking spider web complete with the actual spider in waiting. I was startled for a second, I suppose he was too. I recovered quickly and grabbed my camera.

By Lauren from Topeka, Kansas

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Wildlife: Creepy Spider and Web

Happy that you didn't kill it! A lot of people would have freaked out and grabbed a broom or something to smash it with. Spiders have a purpose too. Neat photo! (10/28/2009)

By peej

Wildlife: Creepy Spider and Web

Ewwww! Scary! I hate spiders - what a good photo though! (10/28/2009)

By wdyjsu

Wildlife: Creepy Spider and Web

Creepy yes, but also cool! What a neat picture! I will have to admit that I am afraid of spiders, but as long as they
don't bother me, I won't bother them. LOL (10/28/2009)

By sameoleme

Wildlife: Creepy Spider and Web

My question is, What kind of spider is it? Is it poisonous to us? The web is different from most spiders. (10/29/2009)

By jackie

Wildlife: Creepy Spider and Web

Yes! This is a very poisonous spider. if you look and see how his fangs curl near the end. It means it is a Hobo Spider. Its bite will cause a fever and the skin to die around the bite. In severe cases, you can lose a limb. (02/08/2010)

By lou28

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