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Old 04-19-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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What type of spider is this?-3338_74093837868_592297868_1769585_2638749_n.jpg

A friend of mine found this spider on her camping bag in the woods outside of Greensboro. I've looked all over but can't figure out what type of spider it is, any body know?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:54 PM
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I did a search for white spider. There are many spiders on this website and you can search by characteristics.

http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=sear...&search=Search

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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I would say that it resembles a type of orb weaver that I've seen around here, except that I can't make out the cross-like pattern I usually see on its abdomen and the abdomen is larger relative to the rest of its body than most I see. There are different orb weavers, and I'm unsure of the name of the type I'm thinking of.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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Default Spider

Wow, looks deadly!
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Old 04-21-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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My guess would be a White Crab Spider.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Wow, but to me it looks more like a Brown Recluse. Hard to say, I'm no Zoologist! I think the body on this one is too squatty to be a Brown R, but maybe ask someone at the Natural Science Center?
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Well, all true spiders are poisonous, but,...this one is not deadly, in this neck of the woods, there are only two that are considered dangerous, the black widow (the one is the picture ain't one of them) and the Brown Recluse (the one in the picture ain't one of them either) the recluse is smallish, brown and dainty looking, the widow is a shiny black and about the size of a quarter. Yes, the one in the pic will probably bite you if given a chance, it will probably itch and give you a small rash, but odds are against it making you keel over dead in 15 seconds.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I too was thinking some kind of crab spider. *shudder*
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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here is a orb weaver.. they do look similar to the one she has posted..but I dont think they are the same.. this looks like something else..not sure what that is though
http://www.dpughphoto.com/images/spi...am%2081407.JPG

here is more to look at http://www.dpughphoto.com/spiders.htm
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: greensboro
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Looks like a common variety Garden Orb Weaver- Orb-weaver spider - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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