What kind of spider is this?

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What kind of spider is this?

Post by klin » Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:00:00



This spider measures about one inch in diameter with it's legs fully
spread out. It spins a web at night and usually retires for the day just
before sunrise. A second spider of the same species lives on the other
side of my porch and follows the same routine. What are they? I know
they're native to the area (North Carolina), but nothing else.

http://localsonly.wilmington.net/klink/my_spider.jpg

regards;
klink
Wrightsville Beach, NC USA

 
 
 

What kind of spider is this?

Post by Bill Randal » Fri, 15 Oct 1999 04:00:00


I *think* it might be commonly known as the "marbled spider." I've got
one of these, collected in souther ***ia about three weeks ago. I
got the common name from _Spiders and Their Kin_ by Levi and Levi, but
I don't have the book handy for the Latin name. I also collected a
very similar species in northern Louisiana about two weeks ago. The
primary difference is that the Louisiana specimen is more brown than
red. The ***ia specimen laid an egg sac on October 12, but I can't
tell yet if the eggs are fertile or stand a chance of surviving
inside.
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What kind of spider is this?

Post by klin » Sat, 16 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I *think* it might be commonly known as the "marbled spider." I've got
> one of these, collected in souther ***ia about three weeks ago. I

Thanks for the information. I really enjoyed thumbing through your
website.

klink

 
 
 

What kind of spider is this?

Post by Angel Martín Pa » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Its a Common Garden Spider,Not Poisonous.

klink escribi:

Quote:
> This spider measures about one inch in diameter with it's legs fully
> spread out. It spins a web at night and usually retires for the day just
> before sunrise. A second spider of the same species lives on the other
> side of my porch and follows the same routine. What are they? I know
> they're native to the area (North Carolina), but nothing else.

> http://localsonly.wilmington.net/klink/my_spider.jpg

> regards;
> klink
> Wrightsville Beach, NC USA