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Old 08-21-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Under the fan ;)
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Hi all,
I am beyond frustrated as to finding out what type of spiders I have hanging out in my window (between the window glass and the screen). I have spent hours online trying to find out what type these are and I have spent hours at the book store trying to find out what type these spiders are. Maybe a fellow Floridian can help me out.
Here is the description. They look like they are in the comb-footed family of spiders. They look a lot like this spider (size and everything):
Comb-footed Spiders - Enoplognatha ovata - UK Safari
except on the back the white strip is skinner. They leave little off white roundish sacs.
I love these spiders and I want to learn more about this specific type but seriously I can not figure out what their exact name is. I want to know how long they will stick around and such.
Anyway, your assistance on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly in advance on this.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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Could it be a wolf spider. They are pretty common in FL. The white sacs are eggs

Wolf Spider: pictures, information, classification and more
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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I work as a naturalist, but not in Florida so I don't know if I can help but, I would suggest you call your local wildlife refuge or state park, nature preserve ect.. and ask to speak to a naturalist. Take a picture of the spider and ask the naturalist if you can email the pic to them. Around here our naturalist love to get questions like that so I would image they would be glad to help. Also, have you tried the website What's That Bug? Insect identification ? I think they have section on spiders or you can send them a pic and ask what it is but try to find it in their archives first.

If you post a pic here I will try to look it up, but I really think someone local would be better.

Tammy
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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Wow thank you both, this has been such mystery to me. ((hugs))
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Wolf spiders can get pretty big, and man, are they fast. Try to post a picture of the spider in question-somebody will identify it.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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Does it look like any of these?
Spider Identification Chart - Venomous or Dangerous?
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Originally Posted by vaughnwilliams View Post
Wolf spiders can get pretty big, and man, are they fast. .
Yeah man I had a wolf spider that was the size of a half dollar walking on my arm in the middle of the night, I felt a tickle on my arm my eyes flew open and I saw this dark spider crawling on me, I screemed and got my roommate up to get rid of it. This spider was hiding under my pillow when my roommate got it. I love my spiders OUTSIDE, that is it.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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Thumbs up Good news!!!

After time and research on this topic I found out what spider it is:
theridion tepidariorum
Thanks again for your advice and answers.
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