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Garden Spider

James Quarello
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JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

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Ah the zipper spiders. I have not seen one of those in awhile. I used to see them everywhere this time of the year...

Sep 15, 2010 12:53 AM #1
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Brian Madigan
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James,

Most insects are quite interesting when you examine them closely.

Far too many people try to rid their properties of insects without appreciating their true value.

Brian

Sep 15, 2010 12:56 AM #2
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Hi James,

Beautiful, yes.  But I will keep my distance anyway!

~Lisa

Sep 15, 2010 01:03 AM #3
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Melissa Juarez
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Hello James, thanks for the post and the great picture of this spider.  I would have run the other way if I had seen it in my backyard.

Sep 15, 2010 01:10 AM #4
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Jim, there may well be a beauty there, but as that song was written a few years back, 'I don't like spiders and snakes'

Sep 15, 2010 04:48 AM #5
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Carra & Shae Riley
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The picture is lovely, but I prefer it over the real thing!

Sep 15, 2010 05:41 AM #6
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Jack Gilleland
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I pull up your blog and hey right there in front of me is the creature I hate most.  Good photo, but next time warn me.

Sep 15, 2010 07:03 AM #7
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I will keep my distance. I don't like spiders whatsoever. Too creepy.

Sep 15, 2010 01:20 PM #8
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Steven L. Smith
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Mr James,

I am prepared to come to your rescue. Tell me where you are.

Nutsy

Sep 15, 2010 04:57 PM #9
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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Michael, That's a Garden Spider. You must have something similar looking down your way. They are fairly large, this ones body was about 1-1/2 inches long.

Brian, One of the best natural insect controls is a spider.

Lisa, As did I, this gal was pretty large.

Melissa, I bet you would too, that spider is not teensy weensy.

Ed, Of the two, I prefer the snake, but neither really bother me.

Carra, Yes somethings are better viewed in a photo :)

Jack, I would guess the title had you expecting something a little less creepy :)

Robert, That seems to a very common reaction.

Nutsy, That spider is almost as big as you, I think I would be doing the rescuing...or not.

Sep 16, 2010 12:04 AM #10
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Steven L. Smith
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James,

Please, please do not be condescending towards Nutsy.

Sep 16, 2010 10:52 AM #11
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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Steve, I was not descending to Nutsy's level, he is far to small for me to go that low.

Sep 17, 2010 01:23 AM #12
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I, too, know them as Zipper spiders.  If you google them... this photo (among others) comes up... so I must not be the only one.

Known by that name because of the "zipper-like" mass of webbing that generally runs down the middle.  Thought to be there so that birds can see it and don't fly through the webbing and ruin it.

Sep 17, 2010 12:09 PM #13
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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Alan, I have always known them as Garden spiders. If you Google Garden spider the same will come up (Which I'm sure you already did). The individual names must be unique to our respective areas. I stand corrected.

Sep 18, 2010 12:21 AM #14
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Jay Markanich
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Your photo my friend?  Excellent!  Was it in your yard and did the girls watch you make it jump?

Sep 18, 2010 04:18 AM #15
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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Jay, Yes it's mine. It was from an inspection so the girls didn't see it in person.

Sep 18, 2010 08:29 AM #16
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