Unidentified Spider Photos
Disclaimer: Replies that I publish are done so with no guarantee of authenticity or validity. Please DO NOT rely on identifications from any other than an official source like a Museum or entomologist. Furthermore, where a spider is described as "not dangerous" does not mean that it doesn't bite or cause a reaction. Any spider can bite and some people react differently to others, so it's best to treat all spiders with caution. That doesn't mean of course, going around killing them!!! Leave them alone and they will leave you alone - we are NOT spider prey and they don't jump in out mouths while we are asleep or attack unprovoked! Most countries only have one or two spiders that are considered really dangerous to humans, there are thousands of spiders that aren't!!
Here's some photos sent in by viewers. Many thanks for allowing me to use these photos. PLEASE ONLY SEND IN CLEAR PHOTOS AND PREFERABLY THE TOP VIEW OR I CANNOT ID IT FOR YOU!!! IT IS ALSO HELPFUL IF YOU INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE, WHERE YOU FOUND THE SPIDER e.g. INSIDE OR OUTSIDE AND IF IT HAD A WEB OR NOT.
Here are some spider photos that I couldn't identify. If you can, please email me and I'll pass on the ID to the sender. Thanks!!
Spider was very small and on a shelf in a storage building in southern Illinois.
Photo from friend of Morgan
Sent in by Matthew in UK
Sent in by Les from Logan Village