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Tegenaria sp

Tegenaria sp

Notes:

Found this little guy in my kitchen and admittedly almost screamed like a little girl - I managed not to though. Its about 2 cm big I think. We've called it Ralphie :)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Giant house spider
Tegenaria duellica Giant house spider


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14 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Please consider adding this to the Spiders of the British Isles mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2977...

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Done!

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 6 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4649...
would you please consider adding this spotting to
The U.K Arthropod Survey as it would be a very interesting contribution. Thanks!

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Im going to have to try get a photo of the pedipalps methinks. Ralphie is causing me some trouble.

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Yes you're right Mark, the abdomen size can be a gender thing. I managed to find Ralphie again tonight! Added two more photos although I'm not sure they help at all. He always seems to be in awkward places.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

And oh yes it looks a little bit like our huntsmans but at 2cm definitely snigger. :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Abdomen size can be a gender thing with spiders. Go staccyh - get him !!

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Haha :) me too! I use (and like) the metric system. Hm ok, I'll change it to just say Tegenaria. I think its looks pretty similar to that genus...but I'll heed caution :) I dont think its T domestica because the abdomen on the one I saw is a lot thinner. I'll try to find Ralphie again and take some close ups of him (hopefully without screaming!).

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

I am already happy if you are not using inches...
Stacey, are you sure about Atrica? Me not really, I was just be the devil's advocat to check all the other one as well. Atrica looks indeed not bad, but I would not dare to confirm that 100% or bet half of my ranch on it. I think we really need a really good close-up of Ralphie. I mean really close! Without screaming! ;-)...

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

If you look at the markings on the abdomen in these photos (number 3 down), it looks similar to my photo: http://eol.org/pages/1200082/overview.

I've tried looking for Ralphie today, but he's nowhere to be seen!! Mark, snigger? Because the size is too small? or because I expressed it in cm and not mm?

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Maybe Stacey should call Ralphie for a closer examination...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

That looks good too... I guess we can't be sure from photos.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Can we be sure it s not another Tegenaria sp.? Can somebody tell me the differences between the species, like Tegenaria atrica?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegenaria_a...
http://wiki.britishspiders.org.uk/index.....

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

2cm... (snigger)

staccyh
Spotted by
staccyh

Guildford, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Oct 12, 2013
Submitted on Oct 12, 2013

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