Unidentified

Picture ID 99398

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Rtkly
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2020
  • Photographed: Feb 12, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Freshwater river, lake, stream
  • Found in web?: Yes
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JazzMech
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That looks more like a hummingbird’s nest

TangledWeb
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Thank you JazzMech, I didn’t know what hummingbird nests look like. It is quite possible that a spider was living in a vacated nest. Grass Spiders live in my birdhouses.

JazzMech
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I’m far from an expert on anything, but I know I appreciate Everyone’s perspective. 🙂

TangledWeb
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I’m not saying I disagree 🙂 Quite the opposite, I appreciate that you can recognize what this could be better than I can. Not every photo submitted to our site is a spider, diverse knowledge is good. Spiders will take advantage of many objects to create retreats for themselves. This is a cute example since a spider was seen in the nest.

TangledWeb
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Interesting plot twist! Antherea polyphemus is definitely in Florida. I’ve found one of these moths, now I’ll watch for their cocoons. NestWatch is interesting, I didn’t know there was a citizen science website for observing bird nests. I saved the site in my online bookmarks, I already told two people about it since I read your note.