Picture ID 130171

Picture of unidentified spider

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I’ve been guessing hobo spider, but I don’t actually know. Would like to know if it’s poisonous. Many have been seen in garage and in bathroom, occasionally elsewhere.

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  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 20, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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i’m preeetty sure you are right, it is a hobo spider i think, the pattern on the back is pretty close. hobo spiders do have venom, but it doesn’t look like it causes necrosis in adults like other spider bites. i live underground and i tend to see a few hobo spiders roaming around, but they don’t bother me so i leave them alone. they are big though so it’d be understandable to relocate them outside somewhere or something lol.


Eratigena agrestis (Hobo Spider) can be found in Idaho but this does not appear to be one. Originally I was going to ID it as a different member of the same family as Hobo Spiders but because of the space in between the carapace bandings and the broad head, I now believe it could be a Lycosidae (Wolf Spider). It could also be an Agelenopsis (Grass Spider), another member of the same family as the Hobo Spider. Either way you have nothing to worry about in terms of venom potency. I can, however, 100% confirm that it is not a… Read more »


This is a typical grass spider. They’re very, very common in Idaho, and are harmless. It is not a hobo spider, though they can look similar.


The quality isn’t extremely clear so I can’t really say I am certain about this spider’s identity and I don’t really have a “for sure” thing on this guy. To me, this looks like a common grass spider (Agelenopsis) It may be a wolf spider, but I doubt it’s a hobo spider. Hobo spiders often have a kind of speckled look to their back which this guy doesn’t, but the dark marking on the head really makes me think it’s a grass spider. In southern Idaho these guys are everywhere and despite being harmless they can get quite big. But… Read more »

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