- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Arachnida
- Order: Araneae
- Suborder: Araneomorphae
- Family: Agelenidae
- Genus: Tegenaria
- Species: Tegenaria domestica
Common Name (AAS)
Barn Funnel Weaver
Other Common Names
Lesser European House Spider, Domestic House Spider, Common House Spider, Drain Spider
Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757
There have been 11 confirmed sightings of Tegenaria domestica (Barn Funnel Weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on February 1, 2018 by Spider ID member dani. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 11 sightings because of certain Tegenaria domestica sightings reporting incomplete data.
- Web: 80% of the time, Tegenaria domestica spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
- Sex: 4 female and 4 male.
- Environment: Tegenaria domestica has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 4 times indoors.
- Outdoors: Man-made structure (1).
Location and Range
Tegenaria domestica (Barn Funnel Weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.
Tegenaria domestica has also been sighted in the following states: Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington.
Tegenaria domestica has been primarily sighted during the month of January.
- January: 5
- February: 1
- June: 1
- November: 1
- Sometimes mistaken for the “hobo spider” (Eratigena agrestis) or the “giant house spider” (Eratigena atrica) because of the similar coloration and patterning, but one visual difference to look for is that Tegenaria domestica has striped/banded legs, whereas the other two species have solid-colored legs.
- A very long-lived species, especially in captivity.
- Egg sacs are white and lens-shaped, hung in the web or somewhere nearby. Dirt, plant matter, and/or prey carcasses may be attached to the outside of it.