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Funnel web in my kitchen

Observed: 4th August 2012 By: baal
Spider in my Kitchen
Description:

This spider lives in a funnel web in my kitchen, 2cm long body. At night it will rush out 2ft to try & bite your toes. It will take a single ant, but 8 cause it to retreat. I haven't waited to find out if its bite is harmfull

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

baal's picture

Domestica with plain legs?

Hi Mel46,
Domestica is looking likely
The EoL lists these pictures as Tegenaria Domestica
http://eol.org/pages/1200102/media
My spider is definately Mark Stevens' spider.. http://eol.org/data_objects/13507467
labled "unreviewed" differing from the other Domestica pictures as it has got plain colour legs, & round end abnomen. Are there differences in colouring in these spiders?

Alan Thornhill's picture

Other Tegs

There are other Tegenaria species which live indoors e.g. T. saeva and T. gigantea

mattprince1969's picture

If the estimated size is correct, then..

..this is more likey to be t.saeva/gigantea as t.domestica is a smaller species rarely being much bigger than 1cm body length.