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Name that spider!

jhunter46jhunter46 Registered User regular
edited April 2011 in Help / Advice Forum
We've been seeing a lot of these guys over the last year or so in our house, especially as it warms up. I don't think they're dangerous, just annoying.

Can anyone identify this spider?

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    UltimanecatUltimanecat Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Where do you live? I'm going to need an address.*

    * I do not need an address.

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    jhunter46jhunter46 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Phoenix, AZ.

    Also for reference they range in size from dime to nickle size.

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    RaekreuRaekreu Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    That spider is named Jerome and he is a bit of an asshole. </attempt at humor>

    It looks like a cellar spider to me.

    http://www.cirrusimage.com/spider_cellar.htm

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    UltimanecatUltimanecat Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'd probably say he's a grass spider, due to the markings on his back (black stripes running along his back), but I can't be sure. Usually they don't wander around the house, but will set up shop around it. Nothing's really stopping them from coming in, though.

    Probably no need to worry. Widow spiders (they can be brown, not just black) have a larger rear end than front end; recluse spiders are mostly plain brown-colored except the violin-thing on their back.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    For the record, a "violin shaped" mark on the back doesn't mean it's a recluse. I mean, in that photo there's something vaguely violin shaped, but it obviously isn't a recluse.

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    jhunter46jhunter46 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm sure that it isn't a Widow, Brown or Black. We get plenty of those on the porch. It also not a daddy longlegs.


    It's abdomen looks a little off of the grass spider. It's more round.

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    NoxyNoxy Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yeah, most spiders have the visible violin shape on their back, especially light colored spiders.

    A brown recluse can most easily be identified by a combination of factors including the length of its front legs and more importantly, the structure of its eyes. Most people don't want to get that close though.

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    bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Looks kind of like a desert bush spider.
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    Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Its a triangulate cobweb spider.

    They are common house spiders in arizona and the banded legs and abdomen match.

    See pictures here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/322147/bgimage

    More info here: http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Triangulate-Cob-Web-Spider

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    jhunter46jhunter46 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I actually think it might be this guy right here:

    http://bugguide.net/node/view/104898/bgimage

    and here.

    http://www.spiderzrule.com/spitting1.htm

    Second from the bottom.

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    Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
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