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Picture ID 189140

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2023
  • Photographed: Sep 17, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Tukwila , Washington, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
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A male hobo spider I think.
Species Eratigena agrestis – Hobo Spider – BugGuide.Net
No worries, these spiders are actually harmless.


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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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.