Picture ID 9777

Picture of Eratigena - Dorsal

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Believe it’s a female giant house spider - Tegenaria gigantea. First thought hobo but seems darker ?

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  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 21, 2017
  • Spider: Eratigena
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland , United Kingdom
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Hi, and welcome to the site. Yes, this is a female giant house spider.These and hobos are now moved from Tegenaria to a new genus Eratigena, What 3 species described are now collectively Eratigena atrica. Only difference between these and hobo’s are size, and some microscopic differences,Colors don’t separate these, some hobo’s I have seen darker than your little gal. Don’t know if Scotland listed hobo as dangerous as here in the states, but research shows they should not be implicated with any medically significant injury you can scroll to remarks. I live with hobo spiders and the… Read more »


Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 The union between the three similar species was undone after DNA testing. This looks like it could be either Eratigena duellica (gigantea) or Eratigena saeva.

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