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Funnel Weaver? - Agelenopsis

Funnel Weaver? - Agelenopsis
Blackwood, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
August 11, 2005
Size: Approx. 2 in. to 3 in.
This spider lived in my window betwwen the screen and window. He had a web that was like a walkway. When spooked he was gone in less than a tenth of a second, very fast.

Funnel-Web Weaver
Yes! This is a female funnel-web spider (family: Agelenidae), most likely in the genus of Agelenopsis (commonly referred to as grass spiders). She is not dangerous to people, but any insect trapped between the screen and window probably have their days numbered! :) Some of the spiders in the Agelenidae family are considered the fastest spiders in the world!

Very nice image!

Here is our guide pages for Agelenidae and Agelenopsis.

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