does anyone have any ideas what this is?

ladizzlee

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so i was cleaning the shop i work at and i found this spider. it looks super cool and i want to keep it lol but i dont know if its worth it or not. please help me out. )8 lol

oh and sorry for the huge pictures.



 

Silberrücken

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Hmmm.... I almost want to say it is some type of Widow.... in 2nd pic, that webbing looks like cribellated webbing... and I am unsure of its' ventral pattern...

It does look like a very cool-looking spider! Nice find! :clap:

The perfect person to ask about this would be Widowman10-maybe he will drop by for a look.

Good luck and keep us updated, OK? I would like to know what it is too! :?

S.
 

blacktara

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Parasteatoda tepidariorum

or, in blander terms, the common house spider
 

Venom

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Hmm...I don't think that's a Parasteatoda...


Wild guess: ..Pirata sp.
 

blacktara

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Hmm...I don't think that's a Parasteatoda...


Wild guess: ..Pirata sp.
Pirata? Those are wolf spiders. What would it be doing in that kind of a web?

This thing looks a typical theridiidae - at least to me. Dull colored theridiid found indoors
 

Tsathoggua

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I didn't think Uloborid spiders ever got that large.

From the scrappy halfarsed web style, and the body shape, I would hazard a guess at Latrodectus geometricus, the brown widow.
 

Tarantula_Hawk

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They are cribellate orbweavers, and feed on anything that gets stuck in their webs (flies, moths ecc.). However, the orb is built on a horizontal plane (not vertical like in most orbweavers), so give him some horizontal space.
 

Silberrücken

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I hate to disagree with anyone here... but this is not a L. geometricus. They aren't cribellate weavers. At least mine isn't... {D

To the OP... can you post more pics? Ventral and dorsal shots and one of the palps?
 

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Pirata? Those are wolf spiders. What would it be doing in that kind of a web?

This thing looks a typical theridiidae - at least to me. Dull colored theridiid found indoors
DOH! My bad..I meant "pirate spiders." Thought I had the right genus name. ( turns out they're Mimetus spp. )
 

Silberrücken

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LOL, believe me, there are plenty more around! Aaaand.... now you know what it is! {D

I live at the opposite end of Florida, and I have yet to see one of these... that's why I wasn't sure what it was. :?

If you find another, post more pics, OK? I am quite interested in these, and would love to observe one! Thanks for sharing! S.
 
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