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March 25, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9461784

I recently found this guy lurking near a small window in my basement. He is larger (for me anyway and about the size of a toonie) and doesn't seem to go too far away from there but he stays rather high up so it is a little difficult to get a good picture. I thought at first it was a wolf spider since I know we get a few here (BC Canada) but I didn't think that they live in webs.. but I have attached a picture. If anyone could please help me with what type this is that would be awesome thanks.

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Minot, ND

March 26, 2013
3:47 AM

Post #9462147

One possibility is a house spider in the genus Tegenaria, but these usually make a sheet web with a tunnel0like retreat built in -
See if you can take a clearer image...

March 26, 2013
4:56 PM

Post #9463133

At the moment This is the best picture I can get. He seems to like the shadier part of the window rather than be in the light. Also is it possible that he might have taken to a previously made web? We tend to have quite a bit of spiders in our house at times so the basement has quite a few cobwebs.
I will definitely try to get a picture of him when he if in front of the window so I can be on equal level with him.

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Minot, ND

March 26, 2013
5:02 PM

Post #9463143

It does appear to be in the family Agelenidae, which includes the genus Tegenaria as well as grass spiders. Neither are dangerous to humans.

March 26, 2013
6:01 PM

Post #9463208

Thank you. as long as it poses no threat to my family and I.. That was my main concern.

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