Tegenaria parietina (Fourcroy, 1785)

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Description of Tegenaria parietina (Cardinal spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 11 to 20 mm.
Abdomen grey-brown with a brown or reddish median band and light spots beside it.
Carapace light brown with a dotted dark brown border and a dark brown median band with a bright core.
Legs and palps yellow-brown to brown. Sometimes with faint annulations.

Male 11 to 20 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female. Colour lighter and with less contrast.


Crevices and holes in rocks, walls and buildings.


Occurs in large parts of Europe.


All year.