The state of Iowa has different spider species inhabiting various locations like fields, gardens, sheds, garages, ceilings and window corners. Out of all the species, the southern black widow and the brown recluse are considered deadly or dangerous. They are distributed evenly throughout Iowa, with the central part having some interesting species like the brown recluse, black widow as well as those belonging to the cellar and wolf family.
Hobo (Eratigena agrestis)-The Hobo spider is different from the Australian funnel-web, even though they both belong to the funnel-web spider group. With various scientific names like Philoica agrestis and Tegenaria rhaetica, these spiders can be found in Europe, Central Asia, and North America.… Continue Reading >