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Katnik domowy Tegenaria domestica2.jpg
A female Tegenaria domestica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Agelenidae
Genus: Tegenaria
Latreille, 1804[1]

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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,[2] which now contains both the giant house spider (Eratigena atrica) and the infamous hobo spider (Eratigena agrestis).


As of November 2015, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Gen. Tegenaria Latreille, 1804", World Spider Catalog (Natural History Museum Bern), retrieved 2015-11-17 
  2. ^ Bolzern, Angelo; Burckhardt, Daniel & Hänggi, Ambros (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 (4): 723–848. doi:10.1111/zoj.12040. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Tegenaria at Wikimedia Commons