Tegenaria domestica
(Barn Funnel Weaver)

Featured spider picture The spider species Tegenaria domestica, commonly known as Barn Funnel Weaver, belongs to the genus Tegenaria, in the family Agelenidae. Tegenaria domestica spiders have been sighted 31 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Tegenaria domestica includes 3 countries and 14 states in the United States. Tegenaria domestica is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Barn Funnel Weaver

Other Common Names

Lesser European House Spider, Domestic House Spider, Common House Spider, Drain Spider

Author

Carl Alexander Clerck, 1757

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Sightings Overview

There have been 31 confirmed sightings of Tegenaria domestica (Barn Funnel Weaver), with the most recent sighting submitted on October 9, 2018 by Spider ID member defianceunstable. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 31 sightings because of certain Tegenaria domestica sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 24% of the time, Tegenaria domestica spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 25)
  • Sex: 5 female and 8 male.
  • Environment: Tegenaria domestica has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 24 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1).

Location and Range

Tegenaria domestica (Barn Funnel Weaver) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, Denmark, United States.

Tegenaria domestica has also been sighted in the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington.

Seasonality

Tegenaria domestica has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January: 5
  • February: 3
  • March: 1
  • April: 7
  • May: 3
  • June: 6
  • July:
  • August:
  • September:
  • October: 2
  • November: 1
  • December:

Additional Remarks

  • 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.

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