Barn Funnel Weaver - Female  (six photos)
Tegenaria domestica

aka "Common House Spider"
"Lesser European House Spider"


barn funnel weaver
I found this (gravid, I think) female in some leaf
 litter
in Taylorsville, Utah, while I was getting
flowers ready
to place in some deck planters. She
 was a good-sized girl.  Carol Davis 5-4-2020


gravid female Tegenaria domestica
Because this species resembles the Hobo Spider, I quickly
checked out her legs to see if they were banded and
 hairy. They were, so I was pretty sure she was a
 Tegenaria domestica.  Carol Davis 5-4-2020

Tegenaria domestica
This hirsute individual was in the tub this morning
so I took her out, photographed her (or possibly an
immature male),
and put her outside by my
 shed. 
Carol Davis 9-28-2017

eyes of Tegenaria
            domestica
This shows the eye formation and the bristly palps,
They also have a big set of fangs but are not considered
 aggressive. The female below, from a few years ago, was
 much lighter in color than this one. She might have been ready
to lay some eggs because she was chunky. Carol Davis 9-28-2017

common house spider
When my friend pointed out this spider in my
sink, I thought at first glance, because of the
 light coloring, it was a Long-legged Sac
Spider.  Carol Davis 3-1-2010


side
The Lesser European House Spider (it's name in the
UK) secreted its way into the US from Europe.
 According to Bugguide.net, this spider is also
 known as the "Drain Spider"; however, just because
 a spider is in your sink or drain doesn't mean it's
 this spider (well, duh!).  All spiders in this family
are FAST. Last night one of these or a Hobo Spider
 was running across my kitchen floor so fast I had
 to jump to avoid its running right up my leg.  My
 cats then tried to catch it, to no avail.  You can
see a photo of a male here.  Carol Davis, 3-1-2010


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