Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Eratigena  Bolzern, Burckhardt & Hänggi, 2013   20 species

Eratigena agrestis  (Walckenaer, 1802)

Description

Cymbium and bulbus robust. Tibial apophysis broad. Epigyne with posteriorly protruding bulge. Prosoma yellow-brown, with darker spots and fine stripes. Sternum brown, with broad dark margin. Legs yellow-brown, unicoloured. Opisthosoma grey-brown, dorsally with brighter vague pattern.

Body length male: 9-10 mm
Body length female: 10-15 mm
Additional information

In warm places between stones and plants, rarely in buildings too. Brought to the Pacific Coast of the USA around 1900 where it was called "hobo spider" and feared, because it is supposed to be more poisonous than in Europe, synanthrop. First record in GB in 1949, synanthropic. No medical problems known from Europe

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Central Asia. Introduced to USA, Canada
Phenology
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References

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Updates
21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
28-04-2014 Distribution update Old value
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value