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AmityHood
AmityHood 7 years ago

I know it has these funky colored dots in the body and is a pretty silver white color. I can actually only see it when it's on the side of my house. I am hoping to find one tomorrow.

Sea Jewel
Sea Jewel 7 years ago

I thought dead because of the color. I don't have any other ideas.......lol sorry.

AmityHood
AmityHood 7 years ago

Nope it's alive

Sea Jewel
Sea Jewel 7 years ago

Is it a dead granddaddy long leg?

AmityHood
AmityHood 7 years ago

Ok I uploaded more they are the best shots I could get of it :)

AmityHood
AmityHood 7 years ago

HOld on and I will upload more pictures I just took

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

We do have Family Pholcidae (Cellar Spiders) here (is that what you meant?). Here is a link to the page of those. I think the body type is a bit different. http://bugguide.net/node/view/9608/bgpag...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Lenny, that's not a bad suggestion, however Folcus species do not occur in North America. It's possible that this is a Harvestman (Order Opiliones) http://bugguide.net/node/view/2405

AmityHood, do you have any other images? It's very helpful when trying to identify organisms if you can get multiple angles, close-ups, etc. Many species have specific coloration or other distinctive features that can help to distinguish one from another. It takes some time to get them (and sometimes it isn't possible because your organism escapes!) but it is worth it.

AmityHood
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AmityHood

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jun 4, 2014
Submitted on Jun 4, 2014

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