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Tegenaria parietina This guy introduced itself in our bathtub. My wife enjoyed it very much ... but only when I caught it in a glass jar and took it out to make some pictures. Body length about 20 mm, legs - about 60-65 mm.<br />
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Tegenaria parietina

This guy introduced itself in our bathtub. My wife enjoyed it very much ... but only when I caught it in a glass jar and took it out to make some pictures. Body length about 20 mm, legs - about 60-65 mm.

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  1. Hehe, cool find! Posted one year ago

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Tegenaria parietina is a rather rare spider in Europe, with a distribution also including Northern Africa to Central Asia and Sri Lanka, and from the West Indies to Uruguay and Argentina, where it may be introduced. In the UK it is sometimes known as the cardinal spider because of the legend that Cardinal Wolsey was terrified by this species at Hampton Court, or, conversely, because he regarded them as lucky and forbade anyone to harm them.In 2013, Tegenaria taprobanica was included in this species.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Sep 5, 2018. Captured Sep 4, 2018 18:06 in pl. "Nezavisimost", 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm