Tegenaria

The genus is enriched with 106 species, and they resemble wolf spiders in terms of their look. The members of the genus have an immense capacity to run fast.

Tegenaria Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

T. abchasica T. dentifera T. oribata
T. achaea

Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica)

Scientific Classification

T. pagana
T. adomestica T. africana T. agnolettii
T. alamto T. angustipalpis T. anhela
T. animata T. annae T. annulata
T. argaeica T. armigera T. averni
T. bayeri T. bayrami T. bosnica
T. bozhkovi T. campestris T. capolongoi
T. carensis T. chebana T. chiricahuae
T. chumachenkoi T. circeoensis T. comnena
T. comstocki T. concolor T. cottarellii
T. croatica T. daiamsanesis T. dalmatica
T. decolorata T. eleonorae T. elysii
T. epacris T. faniapollinis T. femoralis
T. ferruginea T. forestieroi T. halidi
T. hamid T. hasperi T. hauseri
T. hemanginiae T. henroti T. ismaillensis
T. karaman T. lapicidinarum T. lehtineni
T. lenkoranica T. levantina T. longimana
T. lunakensis T. lyncea T. maelfaiti
T. mamikonian T. maroccana T. maronita
T. mediterranea T. melbae T. mercanturensis
T. michae T. mirifica T. montana
T. montiszasensis T. nakhchivanica T. parietina
T. parmenidis T. parvula T. pasquinii
T. percuriosa T. pieperi T. pindosiensis
T. podoprygorai T. pontica T. pseudolyncea
T. racovitzai T. ramblae T. regispyrrhi
T. rhodiensis T. rilaensis T. sbordonii
T. schmalfussi T. schoenhoferi T. scopifera
T. serrana T. shillongensis T. silvestris
T. talyshica T. taurica T. tekke
T. tridentina T. tyrrhenica T. vallei
T. vanensis T. vankeerorum T. vignai
T. wittmeri T. zagatalensis T. zamanii

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females can be 0.39-0.79 in (0.99-2.0 cm) on average, and males are smaller.

Color: Brown, black, gray bodies with spotted and banded abdomen and legs.

Other Characteristic Features: Their 8 eyes are placed on a straight row.

Eggs

Eggs are kept inside a sac. Around 50 eggs are laid at a time.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings go through several molting phases before reaching adulthood.

The Web

The spiders make webs, similar to a funnel in shape.

Are Spiders of Tegenaria Genus Venomous

The spiders rarely bite, that too, not without any provocation. The painless bite does not cause any harm.

Quick Facts

Distribution Entire northern hemisphere (except Indonesia and Japan)
Habitat Between the walls and backyard
Diet Insects
Web Type Funnel-web
Lifespan Males: 1 year
Females: 1.5 years

Did You Know

The French zoologist, Pierre André Latreille, described the genus for the first time in 1804.

Image Credits: aesgsf.free.fr

The genus is enriched with 106 species, and they resemble wolf spiders in terms of their look. The members of the genus have an immense capacity to run fast.

Tegenaria Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

T. abchasica T. dentifera T. oribata
T. achaea

Barn Funnel Weaver (Tegenaria domestica)

T. pagana
T. adomestica T. africana T. agnolettii
T. alamto T. angustipalpis T. anhela
T. animata T. annae T. annulata
T. argaeica T. armigera T. averni
T. bayeri T. bayrami T. bosnica
T. bozhkovi T. campestris T. capolongoi
T. carensis T. chebana T. chiricahuae
T. chumachenkoi T. circeoensis T. comnena
T. comstocki T. concolor T. cottarellii
T. croatica T. daiamsanesis T. dalmatica
T. decolorata T. eleonorae T. elysii
T. epacris T. faniapollinis T. femoralis
T. ferruginea T. forestieroi T. halidi
T. hamid T. hasperi T. hauseri
T. hemanginiae T. henroti T. ismaillensis
T. karaman T. lapicidinarum T. lehtineni
T. lenkoranica T. levantina T. longimana
T. lunakensis T. lyncea T. maelfaiti
T. mamikonian T. maroccana T. maronita
T. mediterranea T. melbae T. mercanturensis
T. michae T. mirifica T. montana
T. montiszasensis T. nakhchivanica T. parietina
T. parmenidis T. parvula T. pasquinii
T. percuriosa T. pieperi T. pindosiensis
T. podoprygorai T. pontica T. pseudolyncea
T. racovitzai T. ramblae T. regispyrrhi
T. rhodiensis T. rilaensis T. sbordonii
T. schmalfussi T. schoenhoferi T. scopifera
T. serrana T. shillongensis T. silvestris
T. talyshica T. taurica T. tekke
T. tridentina T. tyrrhenica T. vallei
T. vanensis T. vankeerorum T. vignai
T. wittmeri T. zagatalensis T. zamanii

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Females can be 0.39-0.79 in (0.99-2.0 cm) on average, and males are smaller.

Color: Brown, black, gray bodies with spotted and banded abdomen and legs.

Other Characteristic Features: Their 8 eyes are placed on a straight row.

Eggs

Eggs are kept inside a sac. Around 50 eggs are laid at a time.

Spiderlings

Spiderlings go through several molting phases before reaching adulthood.

The Web

The spiders make webs, similar to a funnel in shape.

Are Spiders of Tegenaria Genus Venomous

The spiders rarely bite, that too, not without any provocation. The painless bite does not cause any harm.

Quick Facts

Distribution Entire northern hemisphere (except Indonesia and Japan)
Habitat Between the walls and backyard
Diet Insects
Web Type Funnel-web
Lifespan Males: 1 year
Females: 1.5 years

Did You Know

The French zoologist, Pierre André Latreille, described the genus for the first time in 1804.

Image Credits: aesgsf.free.fr

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