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Disclaimer: Tegenaria are very hard to tell apart and I am not at all certain that all the IDs on the tegenaria pages are correct. I have done the best I can to try and classify them correctly but would be happy for anyone to tell me if they believe otherwise - glen

House spiders of the genus Tegenaria are fast-running brownish funnel-web weavers that occupy much of the Northern Hemisphere except for Japan and Indonesia. Of all Agelenids, Tegenaria possesses the largest species of funnel weavers: the dust spider (T. atrica), the Cardinal spider (T. parietina) as well as the giant house spider (T. duellica) whose species' females reach 17, 18 and 20 mm (⅝, and ⅞ in.) in body size respectively. Another genus member is the hobo spider (Tegenaria agrestis), whose bites are purported to cause necrosis in humans and are often mistaken for those of the brown recluse.[1] The genus constitutes problematic complex with the closely related Mediterranean grass spider genus Malthonica. Some authors may classify some species as belonging to Malthonica, while others may classify it within Tegenaria. There are usually around 102 species included in the genus, they include the following:
Tegenaria agrestis (hobo spider)
Tegenaria atrica (dust spider)
Tegenaria domestica (domestic house spider)
Tegenaria duellica (giant house spider)
Tegenaria parietina (cardinal spider)
Tegenaria saeva  
(Info. Wikipedia)

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Reply: This is a male of some sort of tegenaria I think but not sure - glen

22 March, 2013:
Found this guy in our office yesterday in Connecticut. I looked at identification charts but did not see anything with the tiger like strips. Any ideas? Thanks


24 July, 2011:
Hello Glen, Please help me identify the spiders in the attached photos? Photos were taken in Northern California near the coast. Both spiders were approximately 1/2-inch in diameter including legs, though they may be closer to 1-inch in diameter if the legs were fully extended. Feel free to use the photos on your web site. Do you know of any sites that will allow you to read and/or look through a series of questions and/or diagrams/photos about the descriptive characteristics of the spider; click on the best answer/diagram/photo that matches your specimen, and then would narrow the possibilities down to a few species based on what you selected? This would allow novices to approximate the species much more readily. Thanks, Clay

Reply: Not sure which one this is, can see some faint bands on its legs so not a hobo - glen

Reply: Thanks I think you are right - glen

19 May, 2010:
Hi, My name is John HeideckerI and live in NY state. I photographed this spider in my bathroom sink. I believe it to be a European House Spider-perhaps a male. I checked the Golden Guide and the latin name is Tegenaria ( if its what I think it is ). I was hoping you can help me. Thanks and I enjoyed your site. Best Regards John Heidecker

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