Eratigena duellica
(Giant House Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Eratigena duellica, commonly known as Giant House Spider, belongs to the genus Eratigena, in the family Agelenidae. Eratigena duellica spiders have been sighted 21 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Eratigena duellica includes 3 countries and 2 states in the United States. Eratigena duellica is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Agelenidae
  • Genus: Eratigena
  • Species: Eratigena duellica

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Giant House Spider

Other Common Names

Giant House Spider, Greater European House Spider

Author

(Simon, 1875)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 21 confirmed sightings of Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 16, 2018 by Spider ID member jb40. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 21 sightings because of certain Eratigena duellica sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 5% of the time, Eratigena duellica spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 21)
  • Sex: 0 female and 3 male.
  • Environment: Eratigena duellica has been sighted 9 times outdoors, and 15 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (5). Ground layer (3). Under rock or debris (1).

Location and Range

Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United Kingdom, United States.

Eratigena duellica has also been sighted in the following states: Oregon, Washington.

Seasonality

Eratigena duellica has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March:
  • April: 6
  • May: 6
  • June:
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  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October: 8
  • November:
  • December:

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Picture of Eratigena duellica (Giant House Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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