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June 23, 2010 10:18 AM   Subscribe

ArachnidFilter: What kind of spider is this fairly large, long, orangey spider that my friends found in their hotel room on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina? It's kind of blurry, and there's not much in the picture for help with scale (it's on the edge of a roll of toiletpaper), but I have faith in you hivemind!
posted by ThePants to Science & Nature (5 answers total)
 
No web that they could see?
posted by orrnyereg at 10:27 AM on June 23, 2010


I think it's a Nursery Web Spider (Pisaurina mira). A male, guessing by the large palps. The coloration is a little atypical, but the leg positioning is classic. Here's a pic of a female, but it looks about the same.
posted by sanka at 10:42 AM on June 23, 2010


I think it's Gea heptagon, but can't be sure.

Sources: 1 2 (scroll down to Durham pictures)
posted by empyrean at 10:47 AM on June 23, 2010


Second link should be this.
posted by empyrean at 10:47 AM on June 23, 2010


banana spider?
posted by HuronBob at 1:51 PM on June 23, 2010


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