Eratigena

Picture ID 53465

Picture of Eratigena - Dorsal

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I found this beauty of a spider nestled on the back wall of my shed as we began to dismantle it for shipping to the dump (around midday). It didn't move a lot, prefering to stay still (which I presume is normal tactic). There were many other spiders hiding out in the shed but none as big as this.

It was about 3 inches long from tip of its legs, with a light grey pattern on its back. It was quite docile as I scooped it into a jar and moved it down the back of the garden.

  • Submitted by: 
    Lifeonmars
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2019
  • Photographed: Feb 19, 2019
  • Spider: Eratigena
  • Location: Dublin , Ireland
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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It is a female European House Spider, Eratigena atrica, part of the Funnel Web Weaver family Agelenidae.

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