Thank you, Kate

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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by Lis » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:53 am

I found this report.
I do not know how tall she is but maybe she is.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_spider.

Thang you for your answer because of the age of Andy.

Greetings from Berlin

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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by bftlovesRDA » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:29 pm

Thank you, Rick, for your latest note. Glad the spider didn't meet you by biting you.....glad you kept your distance from it.

I don't know what kind of spider it is, but I know I feel the same way you do about spiders ....have a "healthy respect for things that can do big, painful things to me.".....

Having said that, I want to say that your photo of the spider is an excellent one. Many of the photos of spiders I looked at are not near as good.

Also found out there are at least 564 varieties of spiders!

This website let's you narrow down your search by using primary colors and "unique identifying traits". https://spiderid.com/spiders/

I used primary colors of orange and yelow but I couldn't find one in these pictures that exactly matches your spider. Maybe others can.

Hope you will find your answer. Probably need to send the photo to a specialist. Good luck and God bless! :D :D :D
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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by Beata » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:25 pm

It is hard to tell from the photo if the spider is large or small, I am sure Rick has a macro lens on his camera so...
I am no expert on spiders thankfully so, I freak when I see them in the house, but outside if it is large I take a picture also, very cool some of the larger ones. Small red ones I see are chiggers but I would guess and say a spider mite since it was outdoors. The back 40 expression is definitely away from the house.

Hey Rick you are definitely a camera bug. :lol: :lol:

My word is Yuck !!

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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by gone_fishing » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:59 pm

I have two very "uneducated " guesses. The California Orb Weaver spider or the Cat faced spider. I am not a great fan of spiders, but as I live on a farm in western Spain, I often get some very interesting house guest. :shock:
Laugh,Love and be a little crazy. :lol:

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Post by karinedauphin » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:14 pm

I have absolutely no idea about spider but I found a similar picture (at least to my eyes)...
It would be dysdera Spider.
But on Rick's photo, the spider seems have..hum..; well how to say..."hairs"... of course not human hair.
We can see short small white hairs under the paws.
And difficult to imagine how big or small he/she/it was (in French, spider is a female name).

The most important is that the animal doesn't touch or bite Richard or any of his dogs and other animals.
We can never expect the reaction of animals.

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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by Beata » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:42 pm

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Here is a sweet story about the Christmas spider, after all it was red...
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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by GWhite » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:44 pm

I have a friend who is Very into studying spiders. PM’ing him to see if he knows. Will get back to you.

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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by GWhite » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:00 pm

My friend is pouring through his reference materials, including BugGuide. He can post it on the BugGuide site, but I asked him not to, since Rick didn’t indicate it was ok to spread the pic all over creation, so to speak. High says he could probably find out exactly what it is today, if he could post it to the site, otherwise will take a few days.

He also said “Wow! Outstanding pic for identification purposes! You just never see them that good “

Thought I’d pass that pat in the back in to Rick, too, if he happens to look in here.

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Post by bftlovesRDA » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:00 pm

This spider looks similar to Rick's:

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Spider name is Araneus diadematus, also known as a cross orb weaver.

Not sure this is it but this spider was found in Santa Cruz Mountains, Northern California, USA. Large button mushroom type back with orange popsicle color.
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Re: Thank you, Kate

Post by lesliekretchmar » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:49 pm

Thank you, so much, Rick and Kate, for the updates! Very, very interesting and wonderful to hear of your Happy Grateful Day outings and scoutings of your Back 40, Rick! :heart: :heart: The "guesses", also, are interesting and in line with the google image search option that I got, but none were completely red like yours, Rick! Much love to you both!!

Thank you, Beata, for the "sweet" tree story! It is very charming :heart:
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