Eratigena duellica
(Giant House Spider)

Picture ID 11668

Picture of Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider) - Dorsal

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Eratigena atrica

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like Eratigena duellica (there has been recent name changes regarding a few species in this genus). To determine gender I’d need a clearer view of the peldipalps (leg-like appendages near the spider’s mouth), the ends are enlarged on penultimate and mature male spiders. Sometimes there are other hints, like proportionately longer legs and smaller abdomens on males. I’m not sure with this one though.

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