Eratigena duellica
(Giant House Spider)

Picture ID 10594

Picture of Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider) - Lateral

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It looks like a hobo spider, would like to know better.

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BugmanDan

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.
https://spiderid.com/spider/agelenidae/eratigena/duellica/

ItsyBitsy

I agree with Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider). Filed. Welcome to Spider ID. 🙂

BugmanDan

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7VDgni-Q-8

BugmanDan

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.

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Picture of Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture