Sir-Crocodile: I’m surprised I got as good a picture as I did with this pretty thing. I haven’t seen one with an equal thorax and abdomen. I can’t identify it, but it was found in my sink. Mom said it was “fiesty!” Maybe it’s a male cause of the lack of bigness? Any ideas?
AS: that is a Brown Spitting Spider Scytodes fusca ! 
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Sir-Crocodile: I’m surprised I got as good a picture as I did with this pretty thing. I haven’t seen one with an equal thorax and abdomen. I can’t identify it, but it was found in my sink. Mom said it was “fiesty!” Maybe it’s a male cause of the lack of bigness? Any ideas?

AS: that is a Brown Spitting Spider Scytodes fusca ! 

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Anonymous asked: On the note of the anon's question about jumping spiders, why do they often look like they're smiling?

probably because they are curious about things and are among the more visual of the spiders (most spiders actually have very poor eyesight) and their eye arrangement is just adorable :)

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Anonymous asked: Why do some jumping spiders look like they have mittens or boxing mitts on their front legs?

well for one that is the cutest description of mating claspers i’ve ever heard! which is what i presume you’re referring to! they are called pedipalps and male spiders have mating claspers at the end which are used for passing packets of sperm to the female during mating

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Knobbly Crab Spider  Stephanopis altifrons
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Knobbly Crab Spider  Stephanopis altifrons

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a Kite spider Gasteracantha sp.
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a Kite spider Gasteracantha sp.

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a Colorful Jumping Spider
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a Colorful Jumping Spider

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My gorgeous girl passed away yesterday :’( Rest In Peace Spidey <3 You’ve left a hole in my heart ;-;
AS: sorry for your loss :<
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My gorgeous girl passed away yesterday :’(
Rest In Peace Spidey <3 You’ve left a hole in my heart ;-;

AS: sorry for your loss :<

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I live in Michigan and we happened upon this itty bitty guy hanging out by the house. Any idea what kind it is?Sorry for the bad photo!
AS: that is a Star Bellied Orb weaver Acanthepeira stellata! and at least the picture is in focus! 
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I live in Michigan and we happened upon this itty bitty guy hanging out by the house. Any idea what kind it is?

Sorry for the bad photo!

AS: that is a Star Bellied Orb weaver Acanthepeira stellata! and at least the picture is in focus! 

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I managed to catch this spider on our couch and attempted looking up to see what type of spider it is. My only guess could be a Hobo Spider or a Grass spider but I would like to make sure since I know you are able to identify spiders here. He’s missing two back legs but that was from me trying to get him out from between the cushions. Released him out side under our plumb tree.

AS: you are correct it is a grass/ funnel web spider! 

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 a Jumping Spider Sitticus pubescens peeking 
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 a Jumping Spider Sitticus pubescens peeking 

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