Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tegenaria domestica

Here's a spider you may have encountered around the household:

Wolf Spider?

This species of funnel weaver ranges across the U.S. and most of North America. I found this individual on the hallway wall in my house (presumably, escaping the cold.) After I submitted it to Bugguide, I received the quick ID for the beast. The genus Tegenaria (téh-juh-NARR-ee-uh) has several species in North America and is (for the most part) common.

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