A black furry spider with white spots that are located where the legs connect to the body just jumped on my about 15 minutes ago. I can't figure out what kind it is, but when I called my dad to ask about it.. He said that if you ever get bit by any kind of spider and are able to kill it (without squishing it) you should put it in a ziplock bag and put it in the freezer. He said that if your bite becomes a sore, you should take the bagged spider to the hospital to show them what kind it was and they will be able to identify and treat you much better.
If it looks like this its not only a harmless, but really a beneficial jumping spider. They've been known to kill and eat black widows and brown recluses in some cases. Their bites are not dangerous unless you have an allergic reaction. Very smart little buggers if you watch them enough though. We have quite a few in and around our house. They tend to do a good amount of watching you if you make too much noise and catch their attention. Rather neat really. If you cannot identify it for sure then I'd say leave it be or kill it until you can, better safe than sorry.
I live in Tx, breeding ground for most dangerous little critters, including spiders. I have found this kind of spider many times. They are black, kinda furry, range from pinky size to dime, and have 2-3 white markings on their back and under abdomen. I don't like spiders but have learned to tolerate these as they are harmless if left alone. I have looked them up on the internet and looked in books since I see a lot of them and they are a Wolf or Jumping spider. I am very aware as I do not want a Black Widow or Brown Recluse to get near me or my kids.
I have two huge bumps on my neck and the back of my arm from one of these things. It bit me over a week ago! Luckily, I saw it again yesterday (it has been crawling around on the chairs on my deck) and got it with some spray. It definitely left some big marks that are bugging the crap out of me!
Well when I was at school there was a black spider with white spots crawling on my neck it was medium size and it bit me but the bite was small so I suggest it isn't poisonous
I wish I could answer the question. I saw one as well yesterday - in Johannesburg. I didn't go too close but certainly close enough to see the white spots and it intrigued me. Poisonous or not I would love to know what it is... So will try keep watching this post.
I guess its harmful. I looked it up online and its a jumping spider so they say. Spiders don't scare me but when one was in my car then vanished everything that moved on my body like my hair or pants I freaked... I would love to know what exactly that spider is all about.
I just saw a Black spider with White spots on it's back , It was crawling down my wall from my ceiling. It was about half the size of a Pinky nail and I went pretty close to it and it didn't even move towards me or try to run away. I assume its harmless but its still on the loose so I will need to keep a close eye.
Would love to know exactly what this spider is...went to the mail box and when I went to get the mail, it jumped at me. I screamed and shut the box,,,,no doubt the mail will stay there until I find someone to come to my rescue with a large can of RAID!!!
Well I suggest you keep away from the spider because the white spots indicate that it might be poisonous. There are numerous spiders like these in different areas, they are mainly sub-species of the larger spiders. Just don't go too close and you will be fine.
I was bitten about a week ago by one of these Black with one White spot on it`s back, Large eyes The thing bit me on my backside It produced a large knot about one inch long and hard as a piece of wood, I took Amoxil & bathed the spot with alcohol & antibiotic ointment the knot has finally gone down in size. The Spider is poison and can be very harmful to the elderly & children. If you have this spider in your house GET IT OUT ASAP check under the beds & if you play a guitar of banjo mandolin they like to hide inside of those as well. Dan