Fungus Ridden
(Grass Spiders)

Picture ID 44231

Picture of Fungus Ridden (Grass Spiders)

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I know this is a funnel weaver spider but I am curious to know if it is common for these spiders to look white like this once they die (I'm assuming it is dead since it does not react to me touching the web).

  • Submitted by: 
    Lateralusspirals
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 12, 2018
  • Spider: Fungus Ridden
  • Location: Varina, Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Spiderz
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No info on the spider, just wanted to comment on the user name from one huge fan to another apparently huge fan.

ItsyBitsy
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There is a fungus that grows on spiders (Torrubiella pulvinata), usually Cellar Spiders (Pholcidae) though. That may be what’s going on here. The site is displaying the way I filed this a little strangely, the “fungus ridden” bit belongs under attributes not as the header. I need to see if it’s something within my power to adjust when I have more time.

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