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Katnik domowy Tegenaria domestica2.jpg
A female Tegenaria domestica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Agelenidae
Genus: Tegenaria
Latreille, 1804

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56 species

House spiders of the genus Tegenaria are fast-running brownish funnel-web weavers that occupy much of the Northern Hemisphere except for Japan and Indonesia. Of all Agelenids, Tegenaria possesses the largest species of funnel weavers: the Cardinal spider (T. parietina), whose species' females reach 18 mm in body size. Up until very recently, the genus contained several more species which have now been removed into different genera; in particular, the recently described genus Eratigena,[1] which now contains both the giant house spider and the infamous hobo spider. Of the >100 species originally in Tegenaria, only 56 are still placed in the genus.[1]

Among the species still included in the genus are the following:


  1. ^ a b Bolzern; Burckhardt, & Hänggi (2013). "Phylogeny and taxonomy of European funnel-web spiders of the Tegenaria-Malthonica complex (Araneae: Agelenidae) based upon morphological and molecular data.". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 723–848. doi:10.1111/zoj.12040. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Tegenaria at Wikimedia Commons