This spider was found in a sealed package (Christmas present) that was made in China.
Hi, this looks like a Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica). They range into China and are established in North America also.
Hi, I posted a clearer picture of the spider. I don’t doubt you, but you said “looks like” and the new picture may assist in a more positive identification?
I say that a lot, even when I’m sure of an ID – firm spider IDs to species are typically obtained by examining their genitalia and I’m just looking at an image on the internet. There are currently 106 species of Tegenaria listed in the World Spider Catalog of which only 3 are known to be established in North America, one is found in caves in Arizona and New Mexico, another – T. pagana – looks a lot like T. domestica but seems to be far less common in North America and has a very slightly different pattern to it… Read more »