Insect and Bug ID forum: Unknown Spider- makes quite the ground web!

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Hamwild
Apr 12, 2018 9:48 AM CST
Hi folks, I tip my hat to you.

DH found this guy (gal?) under our garden bench and I'm just curious if anyone knows what it is.

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Thank You!
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 12, 2018 3:39 PM CST
Looks like a Wolf Spider web.
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Hamwild
Apr 12, 2018 3:48 PM CST
crawgarden said:Looks like a Wolf Spider web.


Wow! I didn't know they made webs like this! They're one of my favorite spiders. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Chrislip
Memphis, TN (Zone 7b)
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GregC
Apr 14, 2018 1:57 PM CST
Possibly Agelenidae..grass spiders
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Foliage Fan
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Hamwild
Apr 14, 2018 4:01 PM CST
I guess without getting a gander of it outside the web, it'll be hard to distinguish between funnel web wolf spider and grass spider (they look so similiar to me online). Thank You! both for the suggestions!
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Name: Mike Jones
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m33jones2
Jun 12, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Drop something little on its web, and have your camera ready. He'll run out to see what it is.
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Hamwild
Jun 12, 2018 8:28 PM CST
m33jones2 said:Drop something little on its web, and have your camera ready. He'll run out to see what it is.


Unfortunately he left awhile back. Sad
Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
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m33jones2
Jun 12, 2018 8:35 PM CST
Oh well. You'll probably see another one sooner or later.
Me and my friend used to catch one kind of spider and drop it on another spider's web to watch a spider fight.
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Hamwild
Jun 13, 2018 5:28 AM CST
m33jones2 said:Oh well. You'll probably see another one sooner or later.
Me and my friend used to catch one kind of spider and drop it on another spider's web to watch a spider fight.


I did that as a kid by mistake. I mean, I found two "neighboring" spiders near each other under a cabinet and thought they were Momma and baby (I was a kid). Apparently it was a female and a male because she killed it. Crying

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