Comments & ID Thoughts
When I initially looked this critter up, I found the Hacklemesh Weaver. It doesn't seem likely by geography, though. It was one of at least 4 very large (half dollar size+) spiders found near/along/in the weep trench in my basement. There are some scattered looking webs along the floor at the trench edge as well. I'm a bit concerned as it says they are poisonous, if fact it is a Hacklemesh Weaver. Any insight is welcome....along with suggestions on getting them out of my home!! Thank you!!
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- Submitted: Feb 11, 2020
- Photographed: Feb 11, 2020
- Spider: Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver)
- Location: Rochester, New York, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Basement or Cellar
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Looking to ID and help eradicate…..concerned this is a poisonous spider. Thanks in advance!
Hi, this is a Black Lace Weaver, Amaurobius ferox. They’re not considered to be of medical concern and will prey on less desirable things.