Tegenaria ferruginea (Panzer, 1804)

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Description of Tegenaria ferruginea (Charcoal spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 11 to 15 mm.
Abdomen brown with a reddish median band, lined with dark and light spots.
Carapace light brown with two black notched longitudinal bands on top and a notched band along the edge.
Legs and palps clearly light-dark annulated.

Male 9 to 12 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but slightly darker coloured.


Dark places in houses, such as basements and attics. Also under stones and bark.


Quite common in the whole of Europe.


Spring, summer and autumn.