Picture ID 106476

Picture of unidentified spider

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Found running around in my bathroom. This thing was hyper aggressive/defensive. I tried to catch and release but it managed to get out of the jar and now it's running around my bedroom.

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  • Submitted: May 15, 2020
  • Photographed: May 15, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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That identification is incorrect that is called a hobo spider not a garden ghost spider


Hobo spiders (Eratigena agrestis) have different markings on their thorax and abdomen. Here is a picture for reference. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1329588/bgimage


And that picture is a little grainy so it’s hard to make out what pattern is actually on its thorax


I have looked at a lot of pictures of mature males of Eratigena agrestis and I haven’t been able to find any that look like this post. This picture was taken in Ohio which is pretty far from their home range. Obviously spiders travel around a lot in cars, luggage, etc. but a Hibana sp. seems more likely. There is a possibility that it could be a mature male of some sort of Funnel-Weaver but it certainly does not look like an Eratigena sp. Besdides you can clearly see the outline of the thorax markings in this post. Here is… Read more »