Agelenidae
(Funnel Weavers)

Picture ID 56231

Picture of Agelenidae (Funnel Weavers) - Lateral,Webs,In Retreat

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Anyone able to help me ID this huge spider protecting her egg sack in my garage?

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BugmanDan

Hi, this is a funnel weaver, Family Agelenidae. Really big would likely be female Eratigena duellica, the giant house spider. Very harmless. Out of the way, I would leave her undisturbed, now after eggs, she may only survive through this season at best.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/31449
Not trying to promote handling, here is a young lady with her pet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxNpitlKc_s

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