Picture ID 163739

Picture of unidentified spider

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I’m not sure what this spider is, but here’s a description.

It has two strips coming from his abdomen and to its head. They meet at its head as one big white stripe. It’s abdomen is larger than it’s head and it’s head is more long. It also has faint stripes on its legs. It has a large shovel like web that helps capture its food more easily. It lives by my front porch light. It normally hides during the day and hunts at night. It will only move to gather all its food together and consume it. But for the most part it stays completely still. I’m in Ohio and near Lake Erie, so I get some weird spiders by my house.

I am no spider expert, but I’m definitely interested in them. I hope this was enough info. I really like this spider because I know how much it helps our planet and I would just like to get to know the little guy.

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  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2022
  • Photographed: Sep 10, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi. this is a female funnel weaver, probably barn funnel weaver. AKA domestic house spider. The white and heart mark on the abdomen may indicate a pending molt.
These pose no threat at all. Toss a moth in her web, she will like that.
Species Tegenaria domestica – Barn Funnel Weaver – BugGuide.Net