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Giant Spider~! - Eratigena duellica

Giant Spider~! - Eratigena duellica
Kitsap County, Washington, USA
September 27, 2010
Size: 3"
This large spider ran by my desk today and I managed to get cup over him before he disappeared. Shot a few pictures and then let him go outside. Can someone give him a name, please?

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Moved from ID Request. ID's below are correct. Spiders are measured without the legs, so this male may be around one inch? They don't get much larger than that.

Correct Measurement
Yes, body only would be about one inch. Legs to be excluded in future spider size measurments, thanks Lynette~!

You're welcome
Except for the plastic container in the background =] these are quite nice images. I especially like your eye shot and palp shot. It would be nice if you would consider filling out your account page if only to add what camera equipment you are using.

Re: Giant Spider
Your subject line actually almost names's a Giant House Spider...I'd bet money on it...used to get them in my house...they look scary but they are pretty harmless...unless you have a heart attack because it crawls up your arm when you reach in the laundry

It looks like a Giant House S
It looks like a Giant House Spider (Tegenaria gigantea) to me.

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