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Old 03-22-2011, 08:36 AM   #31
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Thanks Sage
I know it may be a bit early in the year to be searching for those spider shots in some areas of the country, but when you start getting them.....Jump right in!
This thread was created for ALL to use as an aid in identifying spiders!

I'd like to take the time to thank Suunto personally Thanks Suunto!
You're doing a great job teaching the group!
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #32
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Thanks Sage
I know it may be a bit early in the year to be searching for those spider shots in some areas of the country, but when you start getting them.....Jump right in!
This thread was created for ALL to use as an aid in identifying spiders!

I'd like to take the time to thank Suunto personally Thanks Suunto!
You're doing a great job teaching the group!
And I'm learning a lot myself in the process; thanks!
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:05 AM   #33
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~Smile~
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I'll keep on digging the spider shots from my den in the meantime.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:32 AM   #34
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I mite go out for a bite to eat before this new storm arrives.
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Our drizzly spring weather has made a turn for the worst...
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I best pack up the hammock out back before the blizzard hits.
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Hang on..... 45 mile winds are expected!
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:21 PM   #35
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I best pack up the hammock out back before the blizzard hits.
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Hang on..... 45 mile winds are expected!
The 'hammock' is a bowl and doily spider, Frontinella communis (family Linyphiidae) - see bowl and doily spider frontinella communis | Flickr - Photo Sharing! for an image. The last one appears to be a male orb weaver (family Araneidae) that is wandering about in search of a suitable (and hopefully not overly hungry) female...
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #36
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The first photo in post 34 was a HUGE colony of spider mites.
Question ......Are Spider mites part of the arachnid family?

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The last one appears to be a male orb weaver (family Araneidae) that is wandering about in search of a suitable (and hopefully not overly hungry) female...
Ohhhh Nooo!
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Would this by chance be his loving mate?
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:35 AM   #37
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The first photo in post 34 was a HUGE colony of spider mites.
Question ......Are Spider mites part of the arachnid family?

Yes indeed they are arachnids - specifically, they belong to the family
Tetranychidae, order Actinedida, subclass Acari, class Arachnida, phylum Arthropoda.


Ohhhh Nooo!
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Would this by chance be his loving mate?
Quite possibly - it looks like an Araneus sp.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:15 PM   #38
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The only other I have anywhere near his looks...
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This big fatty!
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It almost appears as if she has layers upon her sides overlapping her back.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:39 PM   #39
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The only other I have anywhere near his looks...
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This big fatty!
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It almost appears as if she has layers upon her sides overlapping her back.
This looks like Araneus diadematus, a species found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Probably because of its wide distribution, it goes by a variety of common names - see Araneus diadematus - Wikimedia Commons for some examples and images.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:50 PM   #40
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Possibly the mate to the one in post 36? They were very close to one another.
Ooooops Maybe not..I see the photos were taken almost a FULL year apart!

Do they Winter over?
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