Eratigena agrestis
(Hobo Spider)

Picture ID 42966

Picture of Eratigena agrestis (Hobo Spider) - Dorsal

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I was able to ID this spider as a Hobo Spider. We often see their webs spun in holes in our lawns here and there and stay clear of them. My son recently received a spider bite with actual fang marks identical to the bite of a Hobo spider. His bite was painful and began to necrosis the following day.Not the spider you want to come into contact with as he's not feeling too well right now. Poor kid!

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ItsyBitsy

I agree this looks like a Hobo Spider (Eratigena agrestis). However there is this to consider: https://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/myth-spider-bites-leave-two-punctures https://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/myth-hobo-spiders-are-aggressive Unless he saw the spider bite him it’s an unlikely suspect. This is an imported species from Europe where they do not have the reputation they have here. There is currently no solid evidence that necrosis would be a typical reaction to a bite from one. They are not currently considered to be of medical significance: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/spiders/types.html There are lot of medical conditions that may be misdiagnosed as spider bites, and sometimes in the case of an actual spider bite secondary infection… Read more »

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Picture of Eratigena agrestis (Hobo Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Eratigena agrestis (Hobo Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Eratigena agrestis (Hobo Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture