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New:  February 5, 2022

Jumping Spider - Phidippus octopunctatus

Note:  This is not a scientific site but merely a photographic journal.  I know
 nothing about spiders except what I learn through
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    Jumping Spider (Salticidae)
    • Jumping Spider and Neoscona prey - in rabbitbrush on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah  7-25-2018
    • Colonus hesperus - little gray female with strange-looking eyes at Zion National Park, UT
    • Eris militaris "Bronze Jumper" - female in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands, Wasatch Cnty, Utah 7-26-2015
    • Eris militaris "Bronze Jumper - male in Salt Lake and Davis Counties (Ant. Island), Utah 6-3-2020, 4-13-2015
    • Eris - (species unknown) - black and white jumping spider at Pineview Reservoir, Weber County, UT 6-26-2007
    • Habronattus - (species unknown) - tiny striped tan & grey jumper on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT 7-17-2008
    • Habronattus - (possible hirsutus) - approaching & perching on a moth on Antelope Island, Davis Cnty, UT 7-1-2014
    • Habronattus - (possible hirsutus) - tiny jumpers on Antelope Island and in Mercur Canyon UT  4-16-2012, 4-27-2018
    • Habronattus - (Habronattus clypeatus) - small beautifully patterned spider in Mercur Canyon, Tooele County, UT 4-27-2018
    • Habronattus - (Habronattus festus) - at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge & Antelope Island
    • Habronattus - (Habronattus hirsutus) - good-sized gray female jumping spider with prey on Antelope Island 6-1-2016
    • Habronattus - (Habronattus hirsutus)  - displaying male on Antelope Island (link to video included)
    • Habronattus - (Habronattus hirsutus) - tiny female on cactus in Henderson, Nevada 3-29-2010
    • Habronattus - (Habronattus hirsutus) - tiny male on cactus in Henderson, Nevada 3-29-2010
    • Habronattus - (Habronattus tarsalis) - in Grafton, Utah and in Tonaquint Nature Park in St. George, UT
    • Pelegrina or Eris - in Big Cottonwood Canyon, SL County, and on Antelope Island, Davis Cnty, UT 6-3-2020, 2009
    • Pelegrina or Salticus (unidentified) - black and white spider on Antelope Island
    • Phidippus - (unknown species) - holding Neoscona Orb Weaver prey on Antelope Island, Davis Cnty, UT 7-26-2019
    • Phidippus - (unknown species) - beautiful tan and brown jumper at Pineview Reservoir
    • Phidippus apacheanus - male attacking male Black Widow on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 9-22-2019
    • Phidippus apacheanus - female dangling and "playing" on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 10-2017
    • Phidippus apacheanus - 2 females with prey, Davis and Tooele counties, Utah 8-14-2015, 10-8-2019
    • Phidippus apacheanus - gorgeous red-orange male in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands, Wasatch Cnty. UT
    • Phidippus apacheanus - brownish-yellow female jumping spider on Antelope Island
    • Phidippus apacheanus - red male on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT 9-2012
    • Phidippus apacheanus - female having lunch with a Wasp Mantidfly, Antelope Island, Davis Cnty, UT
    • Phidippus asotus - male dust-covered jumper from the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Kane County, Utah 5-25-2011
    • Phidippus audax - protecting the greenhouse garden in Millcreek, Utah
    • Phidippus audax - sitting sideways on a gall on Antelope Island, David County, Utah
    • Phidippus audax (immature) - small orange and black beauty with prey at Garr Ranch, Ant. Island
    • Phidippus audax - at Clear Creek WMA in Millard County, Utah
    • Phidippus audax - "Daring Jumping Spider" - male - in Red Butte Garden, SLC & in Taylorsville, Utah 2017, 2010
    • Phidippus audax - "Bold Jumper" - immature female in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Phidippus audax - (Bryantae variation) - with different markings on the carapace in SLC and Taylorsville, UT      
    • Phidippus audax - Part I and II - six photos on Antelope Island & in Taylorsville, UT
    • Phidippus audax - two 2021 fall beauties hunting for flies in Taylorsville, SL County, UT 10-25-2021, 10-7-2021
    • Phidippus audax vs. the Cobweb Spider - snacking in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Phidippus audax - "Daring Jumping Spider" -  (Part I) 3 photos in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Phidippus audax - "Daring Jumping Spider" - (Part II)  2 photos in Trenton, Utah by Trevor Morgan
    • Phidippus californicus - small and large instar in St. George, Utah  10-10-2018, 10-5-2009
    • Phidippus californicus - gray and black spider with orange and white on its back - on Antelope Island 7-23-2009
    • Phidippus clarus - brown and white jumper at Pineview Reservoir, Weber County, Utah 6-3-2018
    • Phidippus comatus - lovely little immature jumping spider on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 5-26-2020
    • Phidippus comatus -brown, black and white jumping spider in Herriman, Salt Lake County, Utah 6-2013
    • Phidippus comatus - immature gray, orange and white male jumping spider above Red Butte Garden, SLC, Utah 6-2014
    • Phidippus instars - various developmental stages of unknown Phidippus spiders
    • Phidippus instars II - small phidippus spider as yet unidentified
    • Phidippus Johnsoni or Ardens - red and black male jumper at Red Butte Garden, SLC, Utah
    • Phidippus johnsoni - immature female near Mercur, Tooele County, Utah
    • Phidippus johnsoni - black and red male in Mercur Canyon, Tooele County, Utah  4-25-2019
    • Phidippus johnsoni - bold male in common yarrow at Red Butte Gardens, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Phidippus johnsoni - 3 color variations at Strawberry Res. & Salt Creek WMA, Utah
    • Phidippus octopunctatus - speckled light gray jumper on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT 4-13-2015
    • Phidippus octopunctatus - gray and black jumping spider on Antelope Island, UT 7-6-2010, 7-1-2018, 7-22-2010, 7-23-2009
    • Phidippus octopunctatus - female gray jumping spider on Antelope island, Davis Cnty, UT 6-15-2010
    • Phidippus (Unknown) - (possible Apacheanus) - orange instar at Red Butte Garden, SLS, Utah
    • Phidippus (Unknown) - (genus Phidippus) - brown and cream-colored jumper at Pineview Reservoir, Utah
    • Phidippus (Unknown instar) - gorgeous lilttle orange, black and yellow jumper on Antelope Island, UT
    • Platycryptus californicus "Christmas Spider" - tiny jumper last of December, Taylorsville, UT  12-30-2017
    • Platycryptus californicus vs. Cheiracanthium - a battle to the death between two (or three) spiders
    • Platycryptus californicus and the Fly - in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Platycryptus calilfornicus - 4 photos - often confused with the similar Menemerus bivittatus - Taylorsville, Utah
    • Platycryptus californicus - in its den in Taylorsville, Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
    • Saccacus papenhoei - beetle mimicker on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT
    • Sassacus papenhoei - jumping spider with fly prey on Antelope Island
    • Sassacus vitis  (grapevine spider) - 4 photos - found at Bear River MBR & Farmington Bay, UT 2006, 2007
    • Sassacus vitis (grapevine spider) - at Bear River MBR and at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island, Utah 2010, 2015
    • Tutelina similis - gravid gray female jumper with leg stripes at Pineview Reservoir, Weber County, Utah
    • Unknown Jumping Spiders - from Antelope Island and Bear River MGR
    • Zebra Jumping Spider - (Salticus scenicus) - black and white spider with a hitchhiking red mite
    • Zebra Jumping Spider - (Salticus scenicus) - male and female (5 photos) © Trevor Edstrom, 6-25-05 & Carol Davis
    • Zebra Jumping Spider - (Salticus scenicus) - mature female and tiny, more whitish spider in Taylorsville, Utah
     Orb Weaver (Araneidae)
    • Aculepeira Orb Weaver - (Aculepeira packardi)  - male in Mercur Canyon, Tooele County, Utah 10-2017
    • Aculepeira Orb Weaver "Belly Up" - (genus Aculepeira) - female "belly up" in Big Cottonwood Cnyn, UT
    • Aculepeira Orb Weaver (female) - (Aculepeira packardi) - orange and cream colored spider at Promontory Point, Utah, 2010, 2017     
    • Aculepeira Orb Weaver (male and female) - (Aculepeira packardi) - sharing a web and stick at Promontory Point
    • Banded Argiope - (Argiope trifasciata) - male & female with leafhopper meal in Mercur, Tooele Cnty, Utah 9-2017, 9-2016
    • Banded Argiope vs Praying Mantis - 3 photos from Box Elder County, Utah
    • Banded Argiope - (Argiope trifasciata) - tiny web and spider in Tonaquint Park, St. George, UT  6-2017
    • Banded Argiope with stabilimentum - (Argiope trifasciata) - female on Antelope Island with web stabilimentum
    • Banded Argiope Pair - (Argiope trifasciata) - males and female together on Antelope Island, Utah 7-26-2020
    • Banded Argiope - (Argiope trifasciata) - four separate solitary males on Antelope Island (6 photos - 2009 thru 2016)
    • Banded Argiope - (Argiope trifasciata) - beautiful large female on Antelope Island
    • Black and Yellow Argiope - (Argiope aurantia) - from Gallatin, Missouri
    • Cat-faced Spider - (Araneus gemmoides) - 2 in Willow Canyon, Tooele Cnty. and 1 in SLC, Utah, 2017, 2010
    • Cat-faced Spider - (Araneus gemmoides) - male hanging around inside the house in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Cat-faced Spider camouflage - (Araneus gemmoides) - orange cat-faced spider seeking camouflage?
    • Cat-faced Spider - (Araneus gemmoides) - male found by Matt & Emily Maughan on the wall inside their home in Orem, UT
    • Cat-faced Spider - (Araneus gemmoides) - five photos in Taylorsville, UT, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2009
    • Cat-faced Spider - (Araneus gemmoides) - Ruth's Sulik's find in Alpine, Utah 10-11-2011
    • Cross Orb Weaver - (Araneus diadematus) - yellow orb weaver with a white cross on its abdomen in SLC, Utah.
    • Cross Orb Weaver babies - (Araneus diadematus) - tiny yellow and black babies making webs in a small glass jar.
    • Cross Orb Weaver (continuing saga) - babies have grown and are making webs in strange places in Taylorsville, UT.
    • Golden Silk Orb Weaver "Banana Spider" - large orb weaver found only in the SE United States
    • Larinia - (either famulatoria or borealis) - female gold and brown striped orb weaver on Antelope Island 5-4-2016
    • Larinia - (either famulatoria or borealis) - five photos on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah, 4-2018, 5-2018, 8-2013
    • Larinia - (either famulatoria or borealis) - orb weaver - first species found, Antelope Island 4-16-2012, 5-8-2012
    • Larinioides - (genus Larinioides) - 3 different-looking spiders at Bear River MBR, Box Elder Cnty., Utah
    • Larinioides - (possible Larinioides patagiatus) - colorful female in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands, Wasatch Cnty, UT
    • Larinioides - (Larinioides patagiatus) - beautiful males on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT 5-13-2019, 5-18-2009
    • Larinioides - 3 female orb weavers at Bear River MBR and on Antelope Island
    • Larinioides - knitting in the old easy chair on Antelope Island
    • Larinioides - greenish-colored species at Bear River MBR, Box Elder County, Utah
    • Larinioides - the lair of the spider (three photos) at Bear River MBR
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver - (genus Tetragnatha) - small gold and orange spider hanging around on Antelope Island 5-4-2016
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver - (genus Tetragnatha) -beautiful spider in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands, Wasatch Cnty., UT 5-20-2012
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver - golden spider at Strawberry Reservoir, Wasatch Cnty, Utah 6-22-2012
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver - at Payson Lakes, Nebo Loop, Utah County, UT  7-6-2008
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver - 4 photos at Jordanelle and Antelope Island, UT 7-9-2006, 6-14-06, 6-11-06
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver - (Tetragnatha extensa) - three photos in Brighton, Salt Lake County, Utah 9-7-2008
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver - found sharing spaces with a wolf spider & black widows 7-23-2009
    • Long-jawed Orb Weaver (male) - found at Strawberry Reservoir in Wasatch County. UT 7-18-2010
    • Metepeira Orb Weaver- 2 males fighting over female. Also egg sacs on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah  7-2017
    • Metepeira Orb Weaver - male hanging out in the afternoon sun in mid-April on Antelope Island, Utah
    • Metepeira Orb Weaver - at Tonaquint Nature Park, Washington County, Utah
    • Metepeira Orb Weaver - interesting web structures from Antelope Island, Utah updated 7/5/2021
    • Metepeira Orb Weavers - two more from Antelope Island
    • Metepeira Orb Weaver - male at Strawberry Reservoir, Wasatch County, Utah
    • Metepeira Orb Weaver - female preserving the species with numerous egg sacs on Antelope Island
    • Male Desert Orb Weaver (possibly Foxi) - male mating ritual (silk stringing around female on Antelope Island)
    • Neoscona - (species unknown) - dark brown female with speckles at Lincoln Beach, Utah County, Utah 8-23-2018
    • Neoscona molting - (genus Neoscona) - orb weaver molting on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 8-19-2018, 7-16-2019
    • Neoscona Mating Pair - (Neoscona oaxacensis) - male and female on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT, 2011 & 2015
    • Neoscona crucifera - females at Bear River MBR and Antelope Island, Utah  5-13-2007, 7-17-2005
    • Neoscona - two females in their webs in November on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 11-9-2016
    • Neoscona - (probably Neoscona crucifera) - in the Jordanelle wetlands in Wasatch County, Utah
    • Neoscona with Dragonfly - (Neoscona oasacensis) - with Paddle-tailed Darner in a web on Antelope Island
    • Neoscona - (Neoscona oaxacensis) - later October mature male on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah
    • Neoscona - (Neoscona oaxacensis) - female on Antelope Island and in St. George, Utah 7-25-2018, 9-18&9-21-2015
    • Neosconana - (Neoscona oaxacensis) - black and white spider with red legs and a black Spider Wasp
    • Neoscona utahana - male inside rabbit brush at Promontory Point, Box Elder County, Utah
    • Neoscona Lunch - two photos of large prey on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 7-27-2008
    • Neoscona - male invited to lunch by a hungry female, Antelope Island, Utah 7-6-2015
    • Neoscona (orb weaver) - 5 photos Neoscona species at Bear River MBR & Antelope Island, Utah 2020, 2006, 2005
    • Neoscona belly-up - male orb weaver undervelly on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah. 7-27-2008
    • Neoscona Exoskeleton - molt with head still attached on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 7-1-2018
    • Six-spotted Orbweaver - (Araniella displicata) - in Salt Lake, Wasatch, Tooele, and Weber Counties. 2020, 2019, 2018, 2007
    • Trashline Orb Weaver - (Cyclosa conica) - hanging in the web with a gorgeous backdrop at Red Butte Garden, SLC, UT
    • Trashline Orb Weaver - (Cyclosa conica) - female at North Arm Viewing Area of Pineview Res.
    • Trashline Orb Weaver - (Cyclosa conica) - male in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands
    • Trashline Orb Weaver - (Cyclosa conica) - on the Emerald Pool trail in Zion National Park, Washington Cnty, UT
    • Trashline Orb Weaver - (Cyclosa conica) - in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands, Wasatch County, UT
    • Unknown Red Orb Weaver - (possible Neoscona species) - on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 2017
     Crab Spider (Thomisidae)
    • Heart Crab Spider - yellow flower crab spider Sweet Clover in Wasatch County, UT                                                                              
    • Crab Spider - (Bassaniana) - Bark Crab Spider pages I and II
    • Crab Spider - (Bassaniana utahensis) - in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Crab Spider "Swift Crab Spider" - (Mecaphesa celer) - a mating pair on Antelope Island
    • Crab Spider - (genus Mecaphesa) - on Antelope Island
    • Crab Spider - (genus Mecaphesa) - at Red Butte Gardens in SLC, UT and Ivins Reservoir, UT
    • Crab Spider - (genus Mecaphesa) - male flower crab spider on Antelope Island
    • Crab Spider - (Mecaphesa) - crab spider onAntelope Island, Davis County, Utah 10-8-2008
    • Goldenrod Crab Spider - (Misumena vatia) - in the Jordanelle Dam wetlands
    • Crab Spider (genus Ozyptila) - Taylorsville, UT
    • Crab Spider - (genus Xysticus) -  reddish mid-November spider shooting silk on Antelope Island, Davis Cnty. Utah
    • Crab Spider - (Xysticus Cunctator) - in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Crab Spider (Xysticus elegans) - Elegant Crab Spider on Antelope Island
    • Crab Spider (genus Xysticus) -  in Teasel at North Arm of Pineview Reservoir
    • Crab Spider with Ant Prey - (Xysticus) - dangling crab spider with a carpenter ant in its grasp
    • Crab Spider - (family Thomisidae) - perfect yellow crab spider in Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, UT  9-13-2018
    • Crab Spider - (species unknown) - in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Crab Spider - white crab spider with a Small-headed Fly, Turbopsebius diligens, as prey at Pineview Reservoir
    • Crab Spider and the Narrow-winged Midget - on sunflower on Antelope Island
    • Running Crab Spider - (Philodromidae) - gray spider hiding in Common Yarrow on Antelope Island
    • Running Crab Spider, Pt. I - (genus Ebo) - crab spider with long 2nd leg - on Antelope Island
    • Running Crab Spider Pt. II - (Apollophanes margareta) - at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island
    • Running Crab Spider molt - (probably Rhysodromus histrio) - molting at Willard Bay State Park, Box Elder Cnty, Utah 9-9-2015
    • Running Crab Spider - (Rhysodromus histrio) - hidden crab spider in Mercur Canyon, Tooele County, UT 10-2017
    • Running Crab Spider - (Rhysodromus histrio) - 3 pages on Antelope Island & Utah's west desert
    • Running Crab Spider - (Rhysodromus histrio) - sitting on a throne at Bear River MBR, Box Elder Cnty., UT 7-19-2015
    • Running Crab Spider - (genus Rhysodromus) - most beautiful running crab spider at Silver Lake, Brighton, Utah 7-14-2011
    • Running Crab Spider - (genus Rhysodromus) - from Red Butte Garden, SLC, Utah  5-28-2009
    • Running Crab Spider - (Tibellus oblongus) - guarding an egg sac on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah 6-2-2019
    • Running Crab Spider - (Tibellus oblongus) - in Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah 6-28-2009, 5-4-2009, 5-15-2014
    • Running Crab Spider - (genus Tibellus) - at Antelope Island & at Jordanelle Dam wetlands 5-22-2008, 6-28-2007
    • Running Crab Spider - (Thanatus formicinus) - at Strawberry Res. and on Antelope Island, Utah 4-8-2010
    • Running Crab Spider - (Thanatus formicinus) - brown spider with stab mark on a stick on Antelope Island
    Cobweb Spider - including Black Widows (Theridiidae)
    • Asagena - very small cobweb spider at Clear Lake MBR, Millard County, Utah
    • Candy Stripe Spider (immature female) - (Enoplognatha ovata) - one in Wasatch County and one is Weber County, UT
    • Candy Stripe Spider (female) - (Enoplognatha ovata) - in Taylorsville & Sandy, Utah - 2021, 2020, 2009
    • Candy Stripe Spider (male) - (Enoplognatha ovata) - photos of him and then photos of his demise
    • Candy Stripe Spider - (probably immature Enoplognatha ovata) - green spider with green stripes in Red Butte Garden, SLC, UT
    • Black Widow Male and Female - (Latrodectus hesperus) - dining on a Neoscona orb weaver
    • Black Widow - (Latrodectus hesperus) - immature hanging around in Taylorsville, Utah 11-2-2021
    • Black Widow Spider - immature female - (Latrodectus hesperus) - on a bridge on Antelope Island
    • Black Widow - female and hatchlings - (Latrodectus hesperus) - in St. George, Utah
    • Black Widow - female - (Latrodectus hesperus) - one on Antelope Island and two in St. George
    • Black Widow - immature - (Latrodectus hesperus)  - brown spider with orange, white and black markings                
    • Black Widow with Prey - male -  (Latrodectus hesperus) - brown and white male instar with ant prey
    • Black Widow - male- (Latrodectus hesperus) - sub-adult male with red stripe in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Black Widow - male - (Latrodectus hesperus) - brown and white male with beetle prey on Ant. Island
    • Black Widow - male - (Latrodectus hesperus) - near Eagle Mountain and on Antelope Island, Utah 2018, 2012
    • Black Widow - male - (Latrodectus hesperus) - hanging next to the wall
    • Black Widow - immature male -  (Latrodectus hesperus) - immature male on Antelope Island
    • Cobweb Spider - (genus Euryopis) - tiny silk-casting spider (with Cellar Spider) on Antelope Isl. Davis Cnty, Utah  8-14-2013
    • Cobweb Spider - (genus Robertus) - tiny black and brown spider on Antelope Island
    • Cobweb Spider - (Neottiura bimaculata) - tiny mating male and female in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Cobweb Dreams - portrait in black and white
    • Steatoda - brown and gold male in Taylorsville, Utah 10/7/2016
    • Steatoda - brown and gold cobweb spider in a bucket in Taylorsville, UT
    • Steatoda - brown spider with orange markings at Strawberry Res., Wasatch Cnty, Utah
    • Steatoda - brown spider near the Lazy Day Cafe in Millcreek, Utah
    • Steatoda - another larger dimpled brown cobweb spider in Millcreek
    • Steatoda borealis - small immature brown & white spider with a weevil in Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, UT 5-14-2019
    • Steatoda triangulosa - three photos of females with triangle patterns from Taylorsville, Utah, 2006, 2008
    • Steatoda triangulosa - four photos of males from Taylorsville, Utah  11-16-2020, 8-5-2017, 9-14-2013
    • Theridion - (species unknown) - tiny brown male with striped legs and abdomen in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Theridion - (Theridion melanurum) - tiny dark male spider with striped legs in Taylorsville, Utah 6-17-2020, 5-31-2016
    • Theridion - (possible Theridion melanurum) - female trying to secure a spinning moth in its web in Taylorsville, Utah                         
    • Theridion - (species unknown) - a family gathering lunch in Taylorsville, UT
    • Theridion   - (species unknown) - tiny cobweb spider (possibly) and a midge meal
    • Theridion  - (species unknown) - one with a mite in Taylorsville, Utah and one at Brighton, Utah   5-26-2020, 7-5-2009
     Funnel-web Weaver & Grass Spider (Agelenidae)
    • Barn Funnel Weaver - (Tegenaria domestica) - female dark & light brown in Taylorsville, UT, 2020, 2010, 2017
    • Barn Funnel Weaver - (Tegenaria domestica) - male in Taylorsville, UT 2010
    • Funnel Weaver - (family Agelenidae) - large gray spider just outside his funnel on Antelope Island
    • Funnel Weavers - four pages of various species of funnel weavers
    • Funnels of the Funnel Weavers - webs of the funnel weaver spiders
    • Funnel Weavers - (possible Holena) - male and female hanging around my front door in Taylorsville, UT
    • Funnel Weaver conundrum - (Agelenidae) - spider dies in the middle of a molt in Taylorsville, UT
    • Grass Spider - (possible Agelenopsis aperta) - gray spider with large funnel web on Ant. Island, UT 8-3-2016
    • Grass Spider - (Agelenopsis) - grass spider with long spinnerets guarding my hydrangea
    • Grass Spider - (Agelenopsis) - large  male Grass spider in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Grass Spider - (Agelenopsis) - large brown spider with bristly legs on Antelope Island
    • Hobo Spider - (Eratigena agrestis - formerly Tegenaria agrestis) - brown spider with chevron pattern in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Hobo Spider - (Eratigena agrestis) - brown spider with no rings on the legs in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Hololena - funnel-web spider tethered to the tub in Taylorsville, Utah
      Ground Spider (Gnaphosidae)

     Sheetweb Weavers (Linyphiinae)

  • Bowl and Doily Weaver - (Frontinella communis) - at Tonaquint Nature Park in St. George, UT
  • Filmy Dome Spider - (Neriene radiata) - on the Emerald Pools trail in Zion NP
  • Hammock Spider - (genus Pityohyphantes) - tiny spiders with patterned backs
  • Sheetweb Spider - (genus Linyphiinae) - in Weber County, Utah
  • Dwarf Spider - (Grammonota) - tiny tan spidser with brown stripes in Taylorsville, UT
  • Sheetweb Weaver - (Megalepthyphantes nebulosus) - non-native spider with leg spines in Taylorsville, UT 2020, 2014
  • Sheetweb or Dwarf Spider - (Linyphiidae) - small speckled brown spider at Strawberry Reservoir
     Spitting Spider   (Scytodidae)
  • Spitting Spider - (Scytodes thoracica) - males in Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah 6-29-2014, 7-1-2020
  • Spitting Spider - (Scytodes thoracica) -  male in Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, UT 7-26-2012
  • Spitting Spider - (Scytodes thoracica) - females in Taylorsville, Utah 6-12-2018, 9-14-2013
     Wolf Spider (Lycosidae)      Yellow Sac Spiders - aka Long-legged Sac (Cheiracanthium)
Other Spiders & Arachnids
    • Brown Spider - species uknown - at Mountain Meadows Massacre site, Wash. Cnty, Utah 10-31-2013
    • Castianeira - velvet ant mimic spider in Tooele County, Utah. © Joseph Wilson, USU
    • Castianeira - two separate orange and black spider that preys on ants
    • Castianeira - a young male orange and black spider in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Castianeira - under the family Corrinidae - two photos (ant mimics and ground spiders)
    • Cellar Spider - (Physocyclus enaulus) - baby & adults outside in Taylorsville, SL County, UT 10-2020, 7-2019, 10-2017
    • Cellar Spider - (Physocyclus enaulus) - very long legged spider in Taylorsville, UT 3-12-2006
    • Cellar Spider - (Physocyclus enaulus)  - on Antelope Island, Davis County, UT 8-8- 2008
    • Cellar Spider - (Physocyclus enaulus) - male in Taylorsville and St. George, Utah  2018-2007-2008
    • Crevice Weaver - (Kukulcania utahana & hibernalis) - male and females in Eagle Mountain, Hurricane and St. George
    • Crevice Weaver - (Kukulcania) - distinctive webs on a house and garage in St. George, UT
    • Daddy Long-legs "Harvestmen) - (Phalangium opilio) - in Taylorsville, Utah
    • Dictyna - (possible Dictyna coloradensis) - 6 photos of male and female in the web together on Ant. Island
    • Dictyna  (Dictynidae) - in St. George, Utah and Bear River MBR
    • Dictyna coloradensis  "branch tip spider" at Bear River MBR in Utah
    • Dictyna Webs - two pages of web photos at Bear River MBR and Antelope Island
    • Hacklemesh Weaver - (Amaurobiidae) - at Bear River MBR and in Taylorsville, UT
    • Rocky Mountain Wood Tick - (Dermacentor andersoni) - in Taylorsville, UT but acquired in Wasatch County
    • Sowbug Hunter - (Dysdera crocata) - immature pale orange sowbug killer in Taylorsville, Utah 6-1-2015
    • Sowbug Hunter - (Dysdera crocata) - 3 photos of a potato-bug killing spider, Taylorsville, UT 6-19-2014, 5-29-2009
    • Western Lynx Spider - (Oxyopes scalaris) - 6 pages of  males and female Lynx in Utah
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I love this quote by Rod Crawford from the Burke Museum "...house spiders are mostly harmless and beneficial. Human property rights
mean nothing to other species. There was spider habitat for millions of years where your home is now. My advice is, 'just wave as they go by.'"

  Note: All spider identifications are merely a guess by a spider admirer. Input from experts would be
greatly appreciated! (birdbrain@amazingnature.us) Thanks to Bugguide.net for helping to identify the arachnids on this site. If you
want to see detailed information on the parts of a spider, I found a Belgian website, presented by
Gie Wyckmans, that is very detailed.

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