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Unidentified

Picture ID 189140

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Sesostrisii
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2023
  • Photographed: Sep 17, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Tukwila , Washington, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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BugmanDan

A male hobo spider I think.
Species Eratigena agrestis – Hobo Spider – BugGuide.Net
No worries, these spiders are actually harmless.

BugmanDan

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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BugmanDan

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.

BugmanDan

BTW, the spider in the tray was caught at my sisters place just west of Spokane.