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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 07:31 PM

Was working on the enclosed deck, laying chipboard over the planking.  I went to go after another sheet, but when I opened the door this guy was hanging by his web right in the door way.  Kind of startled me as I have never seen a spider like this before.  The body was as large as a 1 cent piece, his legs were close to 3/4" or longer.  Needless to say he got a good shot of insect spray.  Don't him or any of his relation hanging around the door onto the deck.  Anyone see one and/or know what kind it is?

First photo is of his back.  Second he is on his back.

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Edited by chieffan, October 10, 2015 - 07:33 PM.

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Posted October 10, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Whatever it is, keep them in Iowa !!


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 08:31 PM

Must be a Halloween or pumpkin spider.  It's Orange!


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 08:38 PM

almost looks like a big tick.


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 08:52 PM

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I was trying to figure out what that spider is. Found it in a mud wasp nest eating the baby wasp.
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Posted October 10, 2015 - 09:34 PM

It's a Marbled Orbweaver HERE


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 10:59 PM

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I was trying to figure out what that spider is. Found it in a mud wasp nest eating the baby wasp.

The other way around the mud dauber stings and puts spiders in the nest for their larva to eat. Break open fresh one you find different kinds you never even knew around here. 


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Posted October 10, 2015 - 11:03 PM

The other way around the mud dauber stings and puts spiders in the nest for their larva to eat. Break open fresh one you find different kinds you never even knew around here.


Amazing never thought about that! I've never seen that kind of spider and have yet to identify it.
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Posted October 11, 2015 - 12:58 AM

I find spiders, and all arachnids, fascinating. Don't want them crawling around on me unless I have picked them up on purpose however; too much chance of a nasty reaction by accidently hurting them. And yes, definitely a female.
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Posted October 11, 2015 - 07:26 AM

I"ll only identify a spider when its stuck to the bottom of my BOOT!


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 08:13 AM

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I was trying to figure out what that spider is. Found it in a mud wasp nest eating the baby wasp.

The legs look the same.



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Posted October 11, 2015 - 08:24 AM

Thanks for the identification.  sound like they are fairly common in most of the Central to Eastern US and North into Canada.  We have trees around the house and have a creek about 400 yds away with a lot of timber and brush on both sides.  Wonder why he was by the house to begin with?  Need to do the fall treatment of Tempo again, inside as well as outside,  to stop those kind of critters from finding the tiny crack to gain entrance.


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