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Confirmed Range of The Hobo Spider - Eratigena agrestis

Confirmed Range of The Hobo Spider - Eratigena agrestis
This is a population distribution map for the known range of the Tegenaria agrestis (Hobo Spider). The red "dots" are isolated populations, and are from "hitchhiking" on vehicles, interstate commerce, etc. (Red dots: 2 in Montana, 3 in Wyoming, and 2 in Colorado)

Adapted from http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/spidermyth/images/hobomap.gif

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When I lived in Iowa, one of my friends had a confirmed case of hobo spiders. Apparently her super was spraying every year for spiders, thus killing off the competition. Turned out there was a whole colony (maybe a city) of hobos living under the building's foundation.She decided that she didn't want a newborn living with them & moved not only to another building, but also to another city.

 
confirmed
I wonder who confirmed it?

hobo spider
if this is the spider i think it is, and judging from the pictures i have seen from many websites. i believe the same spiders (hobo) are in the north eastern ohio, as well as in charlotte north carolina (brothers residance). i am aware that there are MANY different species of spider and many are similar in shape, size, and color. as soon as i take pictures of the funnal shapped web and the spiders that seem to be over populated in my area i will post them. but at any given time just around in the late spring to summer, my house as well as my neighbors will have as few as 3 dozen webs per yard. possible hitch hikers that are booming due to not having a natural preditor in the area? i know i wrote a story on this but i have been wondering and i thought alot of info would be more helpful.

 
Tegenaria domestica
The spider you are seeing may be T. domestica. See info page here.

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