Name that spider!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by DeepDishChix, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. DeepDishChix

    DeepDishChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this spider in my tomato plants, and I don't know if I should kill it, since it could be dangerous. Can you guys help me? (You can enlarge the picture if you need to)
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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  2. TheSassyChick

    TheSassyChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Type of orb weaver spider, gets pretty large, never had any problem with them
     
  3. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd leave it be for now, it may be eating pests that would otherwise bother your tomato plants....[​IMG]
     
  4. barredisland

    barredisland New Egg

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    Looks like a silk or banana spider
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I believe that it is a golden orb weaver - far more likely to do good than harm.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with sourland's identification. It will not harm you and it will help rid your garden of insect pests so I would let it be.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Never saw a spider like that, I would just give it a wide berth, wouldn't want it leaping at my throat. [​IMG]
     
  8. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with the above identifications and agree, leave it be. Very beneficial. Generally seen in the fall.
     
  9. liz72703

    liz72703 Out Of The Brooder

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  10. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    ahh, the old writing spider, or banana spider.

    good one, not at all aggressive, we have them all over down here.

    one of our favorite summer times games, out in the country, was to ride your bike down the dirt road, with a fishing dip net, and catch dragon flies. Then you'd throw the dragon fly in that spider's web, and watch the spider wrap it up.
     

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