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Web Photos

Sorry but I have not had enough webs sent it to pick Web of the Month Awards any more, but you can still check out past winners and their webs below. I'll still keep putting webs on this page so send them in!  There are 2 types of spiders -  the hunting spiders like the wolf spiders and tarantulas and the web spinning spiders like the Argiopes and Garden Orb Weavers. All spiders can spin silk but only the web spinning spiders spin webs for their homes.  Check out my  page on web construction here. Many thanks for allowing me to use these photos.  Here's a YouTube video about the strength of spiders webs from Bill. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar3veHKBYvU

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SPIDER WEBS

2016

12 December, 2016:
I found this web today in the high desert of Arizona USA, several miles north of the town of Wickenburg. Can you identify the spider that would construct such a web? The opening is about the size of a half dollar coin. -- Kim

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12 December, 2016:
Hi Glen, weve lived here at Holiday Island Aransas for 13 years, and have seen a web like this before. Its on the upper deck. Can you identify it please? Thanks, dee

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12 December, 2016:
Orb Weaver spider in nice web

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22 November, 2016:
Hello, I took this photo of what I believe is a spider web. Maybe it's a cocoon from something else. It was taken in Texas between Blanco and Fredricksburg. I'd be interested if you know what created this. Thanks and good luck with this. I looked at several web sites but found nothing like it. I don't have a FB account so I appreciate you using my email for your response. Please do not give my email address to anyone else. I get enough SPAM, now. I don't need anymore! Jean

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1 November, 2016:
Hello, Can you please tell me what spider made this web? (See attached photo.) I cannot find any reference to this type of design on that other "web"! Also, any info on exactly how a spider could construct this design would be of interest. Thank you, Richard

2015

1 November, 2015:
Hello, I have recently been on holiday in Croatia and whilst there I went on an excursion to the island called Lokrum. I saw an interesting web and decided to take pictures of it whilst also using flash. I have attached all the pictures and was wondering if you could help identify which spider is indeed inside. A funnel web spider perhaps? Thank You Kind regards, Cameron

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Reply: Not something I've seen before - glen

17 September, 2015:
Hey there, I don't know how common this is but I thought it was pretty interesting (maybe it's not interesting at all... ). Anyhow, I have a pretty large orb weaver in my backyard so I went out last night to watch her rebuild her web. She hadn't started yet, but I noticed something interesting so I took the picture I've attached (sorry for the poor quality, nighttime photo with flashlight in one hand and phone in the other). I have some better pictures on my actual camera, but this should be good enough for you to see what I am talking about. Is it normal for a smaller orb weaver to build their web INSIDE the strands of a larger orb weavers web? I have searched and couldn't find anything like it? Cheers, Chris

2014

1 November, 2015:
Hi, Thanks for providing this "send in your photos for identification" service. I found hundreds of these webs in a marshy grassland area a couple of months ago and haven't been able to find out what spider makes them and why they make them like nests or round hammocks. In another area not far away the nests or hammocks had the addition of web 'teepees'. Are they different species making the two types of webs or some other factor? I didn't realise until I unloaded the photos onto a larger screen that the spider itself may be suspended over the center of the nest but it is not very clear. Would love to know more about them as I have never seen them before. I hope you can help. Thanks again, Ashley.

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Reply: Nice web, amazingly intricate!!  -  glen

30 December, 2014:
Greetings from South Africa. Attached three photos taken in a south-facing, open bonnet of a car in an old junk yard in Pietermaritzburg. I have never seen such fine gauze netting on a sheet web and wonder if it is a common enough siting? Would 'preciate feedback from other arachnerds. Alwyn  

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Reply: Neat web, pity we can't see the spider  - glen

25 September, 2014:
Can you tell me what spider made this fascinating web....located in the Sonoran Desert of Scottsdale, Arizona USA thank you, Gary

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Reply: Nice web, amazingly intricate!!  -  glen

25 September, 2014:
Greetings from South Africa. Attached three photos taken in a south-facing, open bonnet of a car in an old junk yard in Pietermaritzburg. I have never seen such fine gauze netting on a sheet web and wonder if it is a common enough siting? Would 'preciate feedback from other arachnerds. Alwyn  

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Reply: Nice shot, click for a larger image -  glen

13 August, 2014:
Dear all, here a photo of a spyders net behind a fence. Maybe you can need this photo for your Website. Lot of greetings, Albert

2013

Reply: Be careful with this one as there is a tree dwelling funnel web which is dangerous!! - glen

13 February, 2013:
Hi I found a very unusual spider web in one of our paper bark trees. I have included three images which I hope may help you identify the spider species Regards Barbara

2012

Reply: No sorry I don't  know- glen

7 May, 2012:
what are these, they make a beautiful picture

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24 April, 2012:
Here's a photo I took of a golden sild orb weaver in her dew covered web outside my back verandah!! What a great web it is!!

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2011

Reply: No sorry I don't - glen

28 September, 2011:
I took this picture in the woods above Flaming Gorge Dam in Utah. The webs are globes not just flat webs. Photo was taken the first of Sept. this year. Do you have any idea what kind of spider would weave these webs? Kind Regards, Jon

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Reply: Interesting web - glen

3 September, 2011:
Glen, Just an email out of the blue - hope it is of some interest to you. I took th is photograph just this morning - the web was outlined with frost. The thing that interested me particularly were the very long trailing trigger lines. These extended even further than the area encompassed in the photograph and seemed almost to lead to a secondary web and then on further. See attachment. Regards, Don

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Reply: I really don't know sorry. Could be some sort of funnel weaver - glen

10 June, 2011:
What kind of spider makes this

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10 June, 2011:
The second picture is entitled, Web, Murrieta, 4.2.2011.JPG. Do you know what made this kind of web with the funnel down into the grass? It was also at the Santa Rosa reserve, Murrieta, CA on April 2. These webs were everywhere in the fields. Warm regards, Eric

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More: P.S. As a follow up to identification of this web, there was a naturalist at my sons preschool today and I described this web to him (he did not actually see the photo). Based on my description, he said it most probably was the web of a spider in the Filistatidae (crevice weaver) family. I looked it up on-line and it seems correct. There are many species and they do extend into southern California, USA. I never heard of this spider before!

10 June, 2011:
The third picture is entitled, Zzyzx, Mojave Desert, CA 5-13-2011.JPG. Do you know what made this kind of web with the large circular opening? It was in the cracks of a mountain at Zzyzx (Mojave Desert), California, USA. There was a cellar spider below, but it appeared to be on a different web. As always, thank you for your consideration. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated! Warm regards, Eric

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2010

Reply: Could be a sheet web spider - glen

7 October, 2010:
Can you tell what kind of spider would do this it covers about 30 acreages we have never seen anything like this and we have lived here 40 years. It is a wet land and we did have a lot of rain. It is in the southern part of MN in steel county. Any info you can give! Jean

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Reply: Could be a funnel weaver/grass spider - glen

20 September, 2010:
Hi Glen, I have just outside my back door a web that is approximately 1/2mtr by metre wide, this has also caused the grass to brown off. I am unsure what spider it is. I have all my grandchildren staying next week and am concerned this may be a dangerous spider Should I be worried Brenda

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31 August, 2010:
These photos were taken Sunday August 29, 2010 in Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania around 7:45 am. Note the refracted light on #2027 forming a rainbow from the dewdrops. Regards, Beth, Equidigital.com
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Reply: Could be a sheet web spider - glen

25 July, 2010:
I recently found this web in my juniper bushes. I did not see a spider. What is this from? Sincerely, Chandra

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20 February, 2010:
Found this web on the ceiling in my house can't find the spider but was wondering what kind of spider makes such a cool web.

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