Canadian Geographic Photo Club - Marauder


by Paul Westell from Ladysmith, B.C. on 07 Nov 2017

Eratigena atrica (formerly Tegenaria atrica) - the Giant House Spider, is one of the Agelenidae or Funnel Weavers.

This is the largest spider I am familiar, with at somewhere near 3" across. Many people will only see them when they come up through the drains and become trapped in sinks and bathtubs.

Another introduction from Europe it is most common on the west coast, in BC, Washington, and Oregon. The web of this shy spider can be seen in the cavities in bark and around the roots of large trees where they lurk for prey, although I see them most often stalking in the open at night.

  • Camera: NIKON D7100
  • Focal: 50 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.005 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 4
tagged: arachnid agelenidae eratigena atrica tegenaria giant house spider funnel weaver bc b.c.


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