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Scary Surprise Every now and then these giant house spiders (up to palm width including legs) are found on the floor while walking through my house. I've encountered more here than in the wild but I always send them on their way into the garden. Eratigena atrica,Geotagged,Giant house spider,Spring,United Kingdom,arachnid,bug,macro,spider Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Scary Surprise

Every now and then these giant house spiders (up to palm width including legs) are found on the floor while walking through my house. I've encountered more here than in the wild but I always send them on their way into the garden.

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  1. My wife almost jumped from the auto while moving, noticing a tiny spider on her leg... I can image what should be her reaction in front of this giant! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Beautiful species intro, well done! Posted 2 years ago

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The giant house spider is one of the biggest spiders of Central and Northern Europe. Previously belonging to the genus ''Tegenaria'' , it is now a member of the newly described genus ''Eratigena'' and is a close relative of both the domestic house spider and the infamous hobo spider. The bite of this species does not pose a threat to humans or pets, and it is generally reluctant to bite, preferring to escape.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by TristanV
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Uploaded May 8, 2015. Captured May 8, 2015 20:52 in 3 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DD, UK.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/8s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm