Bright Orange Spider ID

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Arachnoknight
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I flipped a log today and found 2 of these real bright orange spiders underneath it, one got away but I captured the other. No pics, but does anyone have an idea of what it might be? It is a "ground" spider and was found in Alberta.
 

Widowman10

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I flipped a log today and found 2 of these real bright orange spiders underneath it, one got away but I captured the other. No pics, but does anyone have an idea of what it might be? It is a "ground" spider and was found in Alberta.
no pics huh? :rolleyes: kinda hard to tell then... what size? what shape? general body structure? anything? what kind of habitat?
 

cacoseraph

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look up Dysdera

it is a genus of spiders that live on the ground and are BRIGHT orange as babies and mute out a little bit as they grow up.


er, rather, the examples of the genus i have seen pics of in USA & Canada are like that
 

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Wow, JLD I can't believe you can't even ID the spider with probably the most "ID This Spider?" posts on the whole board! Everyone else here doesn't even need a pic! ;P

I guess if it was a Steatoda...
 
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JLDomestics

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I looked up Dysdera and it definately is not from that genus. When I say bright orange, I mean really bright almost fluorescent orange. I have never seen a spider like this ever, and have been collecting spiders for years. It has some black almost chevron looking marks on its abdomen. And it is adult. I should try and take some pictures, but it will prolly just end up looking like a piece of poop or something haha.
 

buthus

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I looked up Dysdera and it definately is not from that genus. When I say bright orange, I mean really bright almost fluorescent orange. I have never seen a spider like this ever, and have been collecting spiders for years. It has some black almost chevron looking marks on its abdomen. And it is adult. I should try and take some pictures, but it will prolly just end up looking like a piece of poop or something haha.
Send it to me and Ill take some decent pics of it ...im curious to see such a colorfull spider. ;)
 
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