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What is this kind of spider called? Its body looks like a black ant..but it has the legs of a spider!

spiderOkay..we have some weird bugs,spiders,insects..whatever..out here! Twice I have seen this kind of spider in my house.At first I think its a black ant but upon looking closer I see its actually a spider that LOOKS like a black ant! Also..we have these weird bugs that are like super long lady bug looking things,lol..what are these things????? I HATE BUGS&SPIDERS! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

 
kimberlyinberea

Asked by kimberlyinberea at 3:19 PM on Jun. 15, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  •  is this what it looked like. Sorry pic is SO big.  It says Ant Mimi Spider. ??  I don't know where you live but here's a link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant_mimicry


    Also says there is something called a Thrip that looks very similar.

    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 5:11 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • I misspelled it...it'sAnt Mimic spider...or possible a Thrip...we have Thrips in TX.
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 5:12 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Do you have a better pic than that one Charlotte's Web critter?
    ABeaverhausen

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 3:21 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_jumpers/BlackAntMimickingSpider.htm
    did it look like this?
    rosiecotton

    Answer by rosiecotton at 3:24 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • It's not a red dot, it's an hour-glass shape.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • LOL! no...no picture...i smooshed it. :(
    kimberlyinberea

    Comment by kimberlyinberea (original poster) at 3:23 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • Black widow if it has a red dot!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 3:27 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

  • KellyGirl TX...thats EXACTLY what it looked like! lol ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Thankyou! I had googled up the ant mimic spiders too but didnt see a perfect picture like the one you found!
    kimberlyinberea

    Comment by kimberlyinberea (original poster) at 6:50 PM on Jun. 15, 2011

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