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What is this black spider, with round body, long front legs found in Belgium?

While doing some work in our basement I saw a spider and its shape and colour is unlike anything I've seen around here. I live in the northern part of Belgium. The spider is black, almost shiny and as ...
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What species of spider lays their eggs in the flesh of the person they bite?

I recently was bitten several times by a spider or spiders during an outing in southern Virginia, USA. The bites looked really nasty for a couple of days, but are now subsiding and have stopped ...
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What spider is this? [closed]

I’m in the northern Dallas Fort Worth area. The spider was bigger than a silver dollar, it was massive. I could see its eyes down the trail on the pavement. It wasn’t an egg sack on its back that’s ...
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How can I get rid of these spiders residing in my hallway?

There are two right outside my front door and they've been there since the birth of my daughter who is now 7 months. Now it's getting hotter they're outside all the time at night. I open my front door ...
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Is this tick or spider?

I found this bug in my back yard and walls outside of my house. Can you help me identify? I was worried if this is a tick.
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What is it about human skin that spiders don't like to walk on?

I'm about to move a spider and I usually use the cup/glass way, but that would seem pretty horrifying if I were the spider. I'd prefer to use my hands, but they don't seem to like the texture of ...
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Is this a Tick or a spider? [duplicate]

I live in Lubbock, Texas and have never seen a tick in my life. I just moved to a town house that is more outside of town, so there are several cotton fields close by. I have a small dog who is on ...
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Spider identification: possible false widow

We came across a spider here in the UK and we think its a false widow but it doesn't quite look right. It's approximately 5 cm from front end to back end and the body of it is approximately 2 cm. The ...
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What is the species of this green and orange spider?

I was recently outside in my backyard in a sandy area, and I found this spider. I live in Texas, and have never seen anything like it. I have done some research, and found nothing. It might be hard to ...
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What is the species of this spider? Is it venomous?

I found this tonight on the external wall: Location: UK (south) I have a feeling it is a young green fang spider, please correct me if I am wrong. And the most important question: is it venomous?
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Eating huntsman spider

Am wondering about this episode, from Timothy Bax, Three Sips of Gin: The three of us had just moved from the bar to an outside courtyard to take advantage of a cool breeze when between us walked ...
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Can you identify this large brown spider with particular markings in Charleston, SC?

I live in Charleston, SC, and found this very large spider chilling in a very large intricate web in our gazebo this evening. Below are all the pictures (apologize for the's the best I ...
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What is this black and white spider with a bowl/tube web in England?

I was walking my dog through high grass, in England. We came across a big spider. The web was almost like a bowl/tube. The spider was black but the back part was big and a white colour. We avoided ...
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How can I clear spiderwebs in my path while hiking?

I went hiking this weekend in a national forest on trails that see little use. In parts there were many spiderwebs crossing the trail - sometimes full webs (which I could usually, but not always, ...