Yellow Lynx Spider - Oxyopes variabilis

Image source: http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_spiders/YellowLynxSpider.htm

Yellow Lynx Spider - Oxyopes variabilis

Image source: http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_spiders/YellowLynxSpider.htm

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Anonymous asked: Sl i saw the post about the harvestman arachnid vs an actual spider. So does that mean that, because they only have one body section, Daddy Long Legs are not spiders? (Im in Massachusetts by the way in case you don't know what a Daddy Long Legs is)

i do indeed know what a daddy- long legs is, but some people use that name for harvestmens (eastern US) and some people (like myself) call “cellar spiders” daddy-long legs. This is more common in areas that don’t have harvestmens (most of western US). So what you are referring to as a”Daddy-long legs” are actually harvestmens and yes they are not spiders they are Opiliones. But Cellar spiders (terms commonly used in eastern US) are Daddy-long legs which are spiders. Just to be clear here are some pictures :)

this is a daddy-long legs/ cellar spider (note the two body sections)

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and this one is a harvestmen or for the east coast people a daddy-long legs. (note the single body segment)

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i hope this is clear and understandable haha :) in areas that have both it’s not uncommon for people to use the term daddy-long legs for both of them which can be very confusing.

there is an untold amount of spiders in my house
would you mind identifying another for me?
AS: thats a Wolf spider! the one pictured looks male, nice picture! :)
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there is an untold amount of spiders in my house

would you mind identifying another for me?

AS: thats a Wolf spider! the one pictured looks male, nice picture! :)

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Found this beautiful giant house spider in my daughters bedroom, I adore these guys <3

AS: aw cute! looks very healthy :)

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Wolf spider mama with her babies I found while camping :)

Wolf spider mama with her babies I found while camping :)

Female jumping spider Portia sp. with her spiderlings
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Female jumping spider Portia sp. with her spiderlings

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laundry day special

Can you identify this spider?
#spiderdefensesquad
AS: that would be a juvenile phiddipus sp. jumping spider, most likely a juvenile tan jumping spider
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laundry day special

Can you identify this spider?

#spiderdefensesquad

AS: that would be a juvenile phiddipus sp. jumping spider, most likely a juvenile tan jumping spider

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a little Maratus pavonis, a kind of peacock jumping spider on a flower
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a little Maratus pavonis, a kind of peacock jumping spider on a flower

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yellow spiderlings emerge from their egg sac
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yellow spiderlings emerge from their egg sac

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ceruleanpineapple:

cnuculator:

we must develop a cure for arachnophobia

it will probably involve jumping spiders

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a step in the right direction!

(via cnuculator)