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    Spider Identification!

    Hey thar,
    Was out in the garden checking on my plants, and came accross a spider, but I thought he was really prety so got my camera out! He's quite big! Just wondering if anyone knows what kind of spider he is, as I'm unsure but I've seen them quite a few times in the garden...

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    Original Poster

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    Hope I don't see them in mine!

    I'll expect someone will know what variety it is.

    Oh my god I would cry if I seen that in my garden!!! I wish I hadn't opened up the page now :cry:

    lol

    Nice pic taking btw

    Original Poster

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;5971062

    Hope I don't see them in mine!I'll expect someone will know what variety … Hope I don't see them in mine!I'll expect someone will know what variety it is.



    Haha the big ones don't bother me too much, it's the small ones I don't like!

    "I thought he was really prety "

    Are you out of your mind!!! Pretty is not how i would describe that spider. Makes my skin crawl just looking at the piccy!!
    Is it a type of garden spider? they are normally that colouring.

    evil thing...

    munnski;5971067

    Oh my god I would cry if I seen that in my garden!!! I wish I hadn't … Oh my god I would cry if I seen that in my garden!!! I wish I hadn't opened up the page now :cry:lol



    I yelped just seeing it on this thread!!!

    sweet pics, nice.

    I actually thought this was about spiders needing ID for clubbing and alcohol though

    Original Poster

    munnski;5971067

    Oh my god I would cry if I seen that in my garden!!! I wish I hadn't … Oh my god I would cry if I seen that in my garden!!! I wish I hadn't opened up the page now :cry:lolNice pic taking btw



    nikkib123;5971081

    Wow, he's great!Think I saw one similar in mine the other day but he was … Wow, he's great!Think I saw one similar in mine the other day but he was off before I could get my camera.Great shots!



    Thanks! I try my best, my camera isn't too good though =[



    bluetigermobiles;5971078

    "I thought he was really prety "Are you out of your mind!!! Pretty is not … "I thought he was really prety "Are you out of your mind!!! Pretty is not how i would describe that spider. Makes my skin crawl just looking at the piccy!!Is it a type of garden spider? they are normally that colouring.



    lol! He is awesome though, he looks great, pitty he was scared though he had his legs behind his head, the camera must have scared him =[ he looks quite big with his legs spread out! I think it is a garden spider, just wish I knew what his proper name was =]

    looks kinda like a bridge spider but im not sure, one thing i am sure of however is that id be staying well away from it!!!

    its probably just a common garden spider though

    Chiptivo;5971083

    evil thing...



    +1

    Supermod

    What size is it, in coinage or bigger?? Anything over 5p is HUGE to me.

    Try here: bugguide.net/nod…954
    Can't believe i am actually looking at pictures of spiders on the web!

    this one?! Cross Spider - Araneus diadematus -

    MY GOD this picture is enough to give me nightmares en.wikipedia.org/wik…jpg

    Shame on you Krato it's a sunday morning and everything!!!

    Nice shots! I would say that it's just a common garden spider though :thumbsup:

    Looks a lot like a Common Orb Weaver - usually found July -October in the UK

    flickr.com/pho…22/

    magicjay1986;5971162

    What size is it, in coinage or bigger?? Anything over 5p is HUGE to me.



    lmao, we have garden spiders that reguarly come into the house that couldnt fit on a 50p never mind a 5p.

    Original Poster

    bluetigermobiles;5971207

    this one?! Cross Spider - Araneus diadematus -MY GOD this picture is … this one?! Cross Spider - Araneus diadematus -MY GOD this picture is enough to give me nightmares http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kreuzspinne.jpgShame on you Krato it's a sunday morning and everything!!!



    lmao! That picture reminds me of the car advert with the carspider in its web!
    Quite frightening =D

    I didn't expect him to be anything rare as I've seen them lots of times just didn't really know what they were called!

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    shanecr;5971237

    lmao, we have garden spiders that reguarly come into the house that … lmao, we have garden spiders that reguarly come into the house that couldnt fit on a 50p never mind a 5p.



    When curled up he'd probably fit on a 10p, though in his normal 'stance' probably about 50p, with his legs out then it goes beyond coinage lol

    What camera were you using - gotta be an slr as thats a great shot

    Banned

    :w00t::thumbsup::santa: Think its male

    Latin name: Araneus quadratus

    Size: Females up to 15mms, males up to 8mms.

    Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

    Months seen: June to October.

    Habitat: Found in tall grass, bushes and hedgerows.

    Food: Small flying insects.

    Special features: This fairly common spider can be found throughout Britain in the summer and autumn months.

    The body colour is extremely variable. It can be; yellow green, orange, red or brown. The abdomen has some white patches, but these are only really clear on the brown varieties.

    They catch their prey in a web, and the female also builds herself a retreat to the side of the web, made from thick silk.

    I'd run away so fast screaming if i found that

    Haha, its a common garden spider, I have loads spinning webs between my bushes and washing line

    Have never found any in the house though, only the black hairy beggars

    choc1969;5971490

    Haha, its a common garden spider, I have loads spinning webs between my … Haha, its a common garden spider, I have loads spinning webs between my bushes and washing line



    Often see them on the ivy in my garden. Only bother me if I dont see them first.

    Got any closeups?? LOL

    it looks like some species of wolf spider. really nice shot BTW

    yeh just a common garden spider, loads in our garden.

    WoolyM;5971525

    Often see them on the ivy in my garden. Only bother me if I dont see them … Often see them on the ivy in my garden. Only bother me if I dont see them first.



    I'm forever walking into their webs when I walk through my back garden.....

    then I do the freaked out by a spider dance :w00t:, my neighbours think it's hilarious :oops:

    nikkib123;5971775

    Hahahaha - sounds like my "bee just flew by my ear" dance :-D



    I had the 'there's a wasp in the car jig' yesterday, doesn't bother me so much but sis in law and the kids freaked out and almost made me crash the car :roll:

    What camera you using?

    Banned

    Doesn't look like a common "GARDEN" spider!!!.......................Looks like a PET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:w00t:

    Awww he looks like a tabby cat lol!

    Original Poster

    dandoc2;5971319

    What camera were you using - gotta be an slr as thats a great shot



    Samsung NV11, not an SLR just a standard Digital point and shoot, with some manual features and super macro =]

    I'm terrified of wasps! I know the wasp dance all too well!

    leopardspots;5972162

    Awww he looks like a tabby cat lol!



    Exactly what I thought! lol

    Original Poster

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    Should stick your pics on the photothread, they are minted.
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    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would have a freakin heart attack if i saw that thing!

    BTW

    spider+pretty= WRONG ANSWER
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