Tegenaria domestica (Clerck, 1757)

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Description of Tegenaria domestica (Domestic house spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 7 to 12 mm.
Abdomen yellow-brown to grey-brown with a faint cardiac mark and faint spots behind it.
Carapace yellow-brown to grey-brown with a faint, slightly lighter median band and slightly lighter sides.
Legs and palps yellow-brown to brown.

Male 6 to 9 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


Mainly in and on buildings and houses, as well as under stones.


Common in the whole of Europe.


All year.