Amaurobius ferox
(Black Lace-Weaver)

Picture ID 12506

Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Male - Dorsal

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I was told this is a wood spider but I’m not so sure. They are about an inch to inch and a half in size. Hide in cracks in the basement. Don’t have much of a web. Dark brown with a lighter pattern on their abdomen

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BugmanDan

Hi. Sorry I have problems with detail on my machine, but this looks a bit like a hacklemesh weaver, Amorbiidae family. Might even be a funnel weaver house spider.
I see male though, hard to tell when they hunker down with their legs over them.
Worth having around for pest control, not a spider of any threat.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/7018

ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a male Black Lace-weaver, Amaurobius ferox.

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