Yellow Lynx Spider - Oxyopes variabilis

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Yellow Lynx Spider - Oxyopes variabilis

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

Hey! I found this spider at work today and am pretty sure it’s a jumping spider but it’s the biggest one I have ever seen! But thought you would enjoy it.

AS: that’s a Bold jumping spider phidipus audax, they can be quite large for a jumping spider :)

Hey! I found this spider at work today and am pretty sure it’s a jumping spider but it’s the biggest one I have ever seen! But thought you would enjoy it.

AS: that’s a Bold jumping spider phidipus audax, they can be quite large for a jumping spider :)
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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.

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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Acanthoscurria geniculata. She was out and about today :)
AS: super fuzzy!
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Acanthoscurria geniculata. She was out and about today :)

AS: super fuzzy!

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New shipment of tarantulas arrived. Among them this Megaphobema robustum! 
AS: wow, what a beauty!
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New shipment of tarantulas arrived. Among them this Megaphobema robustum! 

AS: wow, what a beauty!

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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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