Got this picture outside my boyfriend’s house.
Any idea what it is?
AS: thats a Black Widow Juvenile Female Latrodectus mactans!  they look a lot like brown widows but an adult brown widow has a dark cepholothorax (head) while a juvenile black widow has a light head with a stipe like the one pictured! 
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Got this picture outside my boyfriend’s house.

Any idea what it is?

AS: thats a Black Widow Juvenile Female Latrodectus mactans!  they look a lot like brown widows but an adult brown widow has a dark cepholothorax (head) while a juvenile black widow has a light head with a stipe like the one pictured! 

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So I got another pink toe! Her name is Socks :) and Umi my pumpkin patch tarantula loves her new plant!

i found this little thing crawling on my pillow and thought it was quite cute. any idea as to what it is?
AS: that is a male Broad Faced Sac spider Trachelas tranquillus :)
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i found this little thing crawling on my pillow and thought it was quite cute. any idea as to what it is?

AS: that is a male Broad Faced Sac spider Trachelas tranquillus :)

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Found this guy sitting under my mirror. I’m pretty sure it’s a Grass Spider. I live it Ohio and it seems that those are common around here in the summer.

AS: that is actually a Hacklemesh weaver Amaurobius ferox male! they are also very common in Ohio :)

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Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? He was a big guy
AS: that is a Barn Spider which is a kind of Orb Weaver :) also it’s a female
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Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? He was a big guy

AS: that is a Barn Spider which is a kind of Orb Weaver :) also it’s a female

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A Cellar spider/ Daddy-long legs with her egg sac
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A Cellar spider/ Daddy-long legs with her egg sac

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Another adorable backyard dweller. Good-sized female of unknown species (but a very cooperative photography subject).
AS: what a great picture! very curious little Tan jumping spider 
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Another adorable backyard dweller. Good-sized female of unknown species (but a very cooperative photography subject).

AS: what a great picture! very curious little Tan jumping spider 

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About three weeks ago I was visiting my parents and my dad told my about this large spider by the trash bins. He thought of squashing her, but then thought better of it since she’s killing mosquitoes. Seeing as I’d painting spiders for my senior watercolors portfolio I raced down to take some pics of her with my phone for painting inspiration. I just visited again today and am pleased to say she is doing well. I named her Stella since I figure my dad’s going to be making sure nobody messes with her web. I thought I’d share since I thought she was beautiful. :) Also, I very much enjoy your blog. Keep posting all the spiders!
AS: i’m glad she’s safe! thats an Argiope by the way, great spiders to have around!
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About three weeks ago I was visiting my parents and my dad told my about this large spider by the trash bins. He thought of squashing her, but then thought better of it since she’s killing mosquitoes. Seeing as I’d painting spiders for my senior watercolors portfolio I raced down to take some pics of her with my phone for painting inspiration. I just visited again today and am pleased to say she is doing well. I named her Stella since I figure my dad’s going to be making sure nobody messes with her web. I thought I’d share since I thought she was beautiful. :) Also, I very much enjoy your blog. Keep posting all the spiders!

AS: i’m glad she’s safe! thats an Argiope by the way, great spiders to have around!

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a mother wolf spider with SO. MANY. BABIES.
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a mother wolf spider with SO. MANY. BABIES.

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i hate that when i tell people i love spiders they start telling me about the times when they’ve killed a spider or spiders and it’s like why are you telling me this you’re basically admitting to drowning a bag of kittens to me, that is the equivalent. 

stop bragging about killing innocent animals no matter how small or “scary”