Agelenidae: funnel weaver spiders

The agelenidae comprises 11 species in three genera, the best known, Tegenaria, or house spiders, includes several species difficult to identify without microscopic examination, and some that hybridise, further complicating identification. They weave sheet webs ending in a funnel. The spiders of this family, in particular house spiders appear to elicit fear or disgust in many people. Even William Bristowe, passionate arachnologist, confessed his ‘horror’ of the house spiders. The male’s…

Source: BugBlog

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