It looks like a hobo spider, would like to know better.
Hi, your spider is one of the Eratigena genus, hobo or giant house spider. Nothing to judge size, if I presume this is under a common glass tumbler,it is too big for hobo, so I will say this id Eratigena duellica, the giant house spider, female. In appearance they are identical except size and features that require magnification to tell apart. Patterns can vary slightly with both.
I might point out hobo spiders have been removed from CDCs dangerous spider list and not medically significant.
I agree with Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider). Filed. Welcome to Spider ID. 🙂
My bad, forgot to add a ruler – thought about it actually. The lady on photo sits under Ikea-365 glass, it’s Height: 5″ (13.5cm), Volume: 15oz (45cl).
This is actually the second arachnid of this appearance I got in the same spot over this week.
Great thanks to you gents, will try to figure why they all coming to visit me.
Hi,Well,they call these innocuous spiders house spiders because they often live in the house with you. The will stray in from out side looking for a protected place to make their web.
When males mature, they go on the lam for females, and often spotted.
My only worry with these in the house is sucking them up with a vacuum or stepping on one in the night, otherwise, I much let them stay and eat pest bugs.
An idea of their threat level, here is a cute video,a young lady with her giant house spider:
Dan, good day! I seems to find the issue – one of the lower vents outside of the house (I live on a slope – 1st floor also a basement level on one side)was full of web, some of it pretty old. Seems like these fabulous creatures slept there over the winter. I have air heating so it should be rather warm there. Ended up removing these and cleaning vent shutters for proper seal. Have no issues with spiders and insects as long as I don’t find my wife waking me up in the middle of the night because “this… Read more »
Hi, Thanks for being kind to spiders, I am sure they will be happy in a shed with plenty of bugs to eat. These can be fast if spooked, but I have had them chill on a hand for photos.