Amaurobius ferox
(Black Lace-Weaver)

Picture ID 99360

Picture of Amaurobius ferox (Black Lace-Weaver) - Male - Dorsal

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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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ItsyBitsy

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.

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