Help identifying a spider (Pictures included)?

Found this little guy, or gal, in my garden on a sage leaf.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/Xcrimsonxdr...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/Xcrimsonxdr...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/Xcrimsonxdr...

It is rather small. The body is only about the size of a pencil tip, and with the legs spread out is about the size of a dime.

Mid west region/Southeast Michigan.

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  • Robert
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Option 1-- a form of Long Jawed Orbweaver{Tetragnathidae family}, but the more I look I am uncertain. It also appears to be a juvenile spider of it's species.

    Option 2-- It may be an juvenille Cobweb Spider in the Theriidae family. It has a disproportionate abdomen and front legs are much longer. http://bugguide.net/node/view/192392

    Option 3-- It could be juvenile Form redimita {Enoplognatha ovata} another Cobweb Spider in the Theriidae family http://bugguide.net/node/view/310115

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoplognatha_ovata

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1268/1227957162_31e...

    +ID

    I'm lean guessing towards a Juvenile Cobweb Spider {Enoplognatha ovata}, this spider has starts of the red markings and it has the body type. Cirrus has really good pictures for +ID http://www.cirrusimage.com/spider_cobweb_Enoplogna...

    There is a spider expert who comes on here on occassion, maybe he can give you more certainty.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    In all pictures it body colour is green and shows black markings on it's legs and I would say that it's a Green Lynx baby or an unidentified species.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    specific what anybody else has mentioned, it is an orb weaver. and it is innocuous. and the element on it is returned is it is abdomen, no longer an egg sac :) it';s stable luck you probably did no longer kill it; brings undesirable luck at your house of abode to kill a spider. ;)

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