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True spider picture thread

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Curious jay, May 30, 2012.

  1. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

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    Most wolf spiders don't get that large, but there are species of Hogna and Tigrosa that can reach impressive sizes. Yours is a Hogna -- probably male.

    Compare with the Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis), the largest wolf spider in North America. (Shots of the underside are good for distinguishing between different species of Hogna.)
     
  2. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Female Phidippus regius eating a brown cricket.


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  3. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

    If you've got it, flaunt it.
     
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    Ungoliant Arachnoangel Active Member

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  5. Prerna

    Prerna Arachnopeon

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    Hi all,

    New to the forum, basically know nothing much about spiders and generally scared of them. Since 2-3 weeks, we have this guest in our house, and we are frightened to even approach it. We think it came along with a special fruits import we got from Cameroon but we're not sure. What I know is I've never seen such a one here in Switzerland. Does anyone know what it is and how dangerous it can be? Any advice is welcome.
     
  6. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnosquire Active Member

    Welcome to the forum! That is a type of crab spider, which are harmless. If I had to guess, I would say, Misumena vatia. (Click on their name to go to a site about them) assuming it is M. Vatia, then they are native to Switzerland. You probably have never seen one because they camouflage in flowers. Here is a comparison picture of one that looks similar to yours. On yours, her abdomen looks deflated, probably due to not having a meal in a couple weeks. I would carefully put her in a cup and take her to some flowers outside.
     
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  7. Prerna

    Prerna Arachnopeon

    Hi Duriana, many thanks for your message, I'm reassured somehow. I went to check and couldn't find it now; will look again later and make sure to place it in our garden. By the way, I like your name; reminds me of my no 1 favourite fruit, the infamous durian.
     
  8. Duriana

    Duriana Arachnosquire Active Member

    You're welcome! My parents love durian, and kinda gave me the nickname :shame:
     
  9. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnoknight Active Member

    @basin79 do you have a gallery on here of just your jumping spiders? I was trying to find, I love seeing these guys! Videos don't load so well for me unfortunately, but the pics are great
     
  10. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    I don't have any albums on here no. I'm on Instagram basin79. All my pics are on there but they're not sorted into albums.
     
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  11. spotropaicsav

    spotropaicsav Arachnoknight Active Member

    Gotcha, I don't have instagram, I'll just search them out on here as I find them. Thanks!
     
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  12. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Female Heteropoda lunula.
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