Not sure bit this was a big spider in my garage
A male hobo spider I think.
Species Eratigena agrestis – Hobo Spider – BugGuide.Net
No worries, these spiders are actually harmless.
The markings on the abdomen do look similar but the color and size from what I read is different. This was a big spider and was very dark . Perhaps you’re right since I don’t know much about spiders
Perhaps this is a giant house spider. They can easily get 3 times the legspan as the hobo and look so similar you have to know these spiders to tell them apart.
I don’t recall seeing one this dark.
Species Eratigena duellica – Giant House Spider – BugGuide.Net
My female hobo spider:
HOBO SPIDER | Eratigena agrestis female Taken with Samsung R… | Flickr
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On closer inspection I agree with you. I think it’s a hobo spider. Cool looking spider
If the spider can sit on two extended fingers, it is most likely a hobo spider.
I had a male giant house spider in my hand, covered the whole palm of my hand.
BTW, the spider in the tray was caught at my sisters place just west of Spokane.