Help Identify a Spider

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  1. jayden says:

    saw a post somewhere cant find it though.. i live in north dakota and found two big black spiders with a white v on the back and black and brown striped fuzzy legs. the body wasnt too big but with legs included the bigger of the two was about a half inch to an inch bigger in diameter than a 50 cent piece. what is it?

  2. alan says:

    i live in North Florida i have seen a large tan brown spider about the size of a half dollar. has what looks like a white cross on its back … my question is what is it…

  3. Luke says:

    About 2 years ago (I know that sounds funny but what I saw was not normal for where I live in Oregon) This spider had a couple of legs sticking out of some boards and as I passed by they retracted very quickly, So I came back with my dad’s RAID can and lifted the top board and I saw this very very dark teal-ish spider with a funky yellow pattern on its back. It was probably as big as a normal sized tuna can and sprayed the dang thing and I ran for my life because after I sprayed the spider it started chasing after me. I need help please!!!!! (sorry I couldn’t get a picture)

  4. April says:

    I found a tan legged, black bodied spider with a brown stripe down its back in my basement. has 8 legs and 2 shorter antena looking legs. Could you tell me if they are safe. its about an inch long with the legs slightly bent.

  5. Hailee says:

    !!!!!!!!(PLEASE HELP) (URGENT) it was a small black spider with one green and one red stripe im sorry i dont have a picture but i had to kill it (URGENT) (PLEASE HELP)!!!!!!!

  6. Katherine DiGuardia says:

    I live in Wakefield MA, and my house has had a few problems with daddy long legs. But the spider that I just saw in my bedroom was certainly not a daddy long legs. It is like a tan color and it has six legs. It was on the ceiling and I know there was a web because my dad had to get rid of it. I saw it climb down on its string of web from the ceiling and onto my pillow. I am fairly sure it’s missing a leg, (my dad tried to get it) and it has a huge abdomen. We are fairly sure it’s either a house spider, a jumping spider, or a comb clawed. I hope you can help us find out what type of spider this is and I am sorry I cannot supply a picture. Thank you.

  7. Emily B says:

    emily b spiderHello,

    Could you please help me identify this spider?

    I found several in my bathroom in Ventura county CA.



  8. Kennith says:

    All spiders are venomous, some can not bite through human skin, even a daddy long leg can bite you, (hard to do) though the effects if its venom is less then a pinch. Any spider is bad for kids, that’s the safest bet.

  9. Kennith says:

    If its hairy its a jumping spider, one of the smartest spiders there is. If its shiny and has thin legs its a breed of widow (very dangerous) If neither of those fit your description i’m sorry I couldn’t help

  10. Katy says:

    I have a bunch of these spiders in my home. Everytime I turn around they are there. They are small, black, and have white dots on there backs. Can u help me figure oum what it is??

  11. Carrie-Ann says:

    Carrie AnnI was camping in Salisbury, NH and found this on the top of my ten

    WHAT. IS. IT? I can’t find any info anywhere about it but it looks similar to Danielle’s post.

    Please help.

  12. Destenee says:

    I was in my room and saw a spider about 3/4 inch in diameter. It’s black and hairy. There are three yellow markings on the back. They remind me of a kissy face or puckered lips. When I tried to kill it, the spider jumped at me and expanded to about an inch and a half in diameter. Anyone able to tell me what kind it is?

  13. Cynthia says:

    I found a chubby, big tan spider with a black face near my front door that I’ve never seen before. How can I find out if it’s dangerous?

  14. Truxton says:

    I have seen a few spiders in my home recently. The spider has a green body, black tipped legs “feet”, black fangs, and I have seen it 1/3 of an inch long to an inch long. I read somewhere that a bite from a spider with these traits can become necrotic like the brown recluse. Any idea what this spider is? I live in New Jersey.


  15. Miranda says:

    Well I have a question to ask also? My brother & I were doing the dishes and i went to clean some pot’s this big black spider with white dots on its body came crawling out of the pan and scared the heck out of me. I completely screamed my head off. I couldn’t even go near that part of the sink. What kind of spider is that? Is it poisonous or is it just a harmless black with white dots on its body? I really need an answer that question? Don’t be in a hurry to answer my question at any time. Just take your time okay.

  16. Aedin B. says:

    Found a Nickel sized spider (including legs) on the sliding glass doors that led to my porch. It is black with two thick legs at the front and all the others were thinner. It hid in the door frame when it saw me. I think it may be a black house spider but I’m not sure. Couldn’t get a pic. (had to kill it) thanks in advance!

  17. jeremy says:

    I have about 10 or more of these that ive seen today all over my patio. I live in San Francisco and im having trouble identifying. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

  18. Mario says:

    Today as i was taking my car to get it washed i noticed there was a super white spider just standing on my arm. Me i have dealt with my reaction to these insects i stayed calm knowing that some are venomous i just used my index finger to pick it up and put it on the sidewalk. I have no idea what type of species it was or anything but i would really like to know what type it was.

  19. Joceylin says:

    I got stung by a spider that looked like it had a yellow strip down it’s back . It wasn’t a brown recluse.. When it stuck me it felt like I had been stuck with a pin followed by burning. It got red and there was a circle where it happened. There is no mark where it stuck me. It doesn’t even look like I have been bitten by it is burning and it has been since I got bite.

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