Giant house spider Tegenaria atrica, copyright No escape.

Belongs within: Amaurobioidea.

Tegenaria, the house spiders, is a cosmopolitan genus of spiders that build funnel-shaped webs. Members of this genus have plumose hairs on the body and eight eyes in two straight to moderately procurved rows.

Tegenaria Latreille 1804 MG03
    |--T. africana Lucas 1846 E12
    |--T. agrestis (Walckenaer 1802) BS02
    |--T. antipodiana White 1849 W49
    |--T. atrica K55
    |--T. derhami CM07
    |--T. dolomedes Doleschall 1859 D59
    |--T. domestica (Clerck 1757) BS02 [incl. Coelotes amygdaliformis Zhu & Wang 1991 WJ07]
    |--T. femoralis Simon 1873 K55
    |--T. ferruginea K55
    |--T. gigantea V09
    |--T. longipalpis Lucas 1846 E12
    |--T. nemorosa CM07
    |--T. ochracea Doleschall 1859 D59
    |--T. pagana Koch 1841 K55
    |--T. parietina (Fourcroy 1875) K55
    |--T. picta Simon 1870 VPB11
    |--T. saeva K55
    |--T. silvestris Koch 1872 S02
    `--T. soriculata Simon 1873 K55

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BS02] Baird, C. R., & R. L. Stoltz. 2002. Range expansion of the hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis, in the northwestern United States (Araneae, Agelenidae). Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 201-204.

[CM07] Cokendolpher, J. C., & P. G. Mitov. 2007. Natural enemies. In Harvestmen: The Biology of Opiliones (R. Pinto-da-Rocha, G. Machado & G. Giribet, eds) pp. 339-373. Harvard University Press: Cambridge (Massachusetts).

[D59] Doleschall, C. L. 1859. Tweede Bijdrage tot de kennis der Arachniden van den Indischen Archipel. Verhandelingen der Natuurkundige Vereeniging in Nederlandsch Indie [Acta Societatis Scientiarum Indo-Neêrlandicae] 5 (5): 1-60, plates 1-18.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l'Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[K55] Kraus, O. 1955. Spinnen von Korsika, Sardinien und Elba (Arach., Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 36: 371-394.

[MG03] Marusik, Yu. M., & E. F. Guseinov. 2003. Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Azerbaijan. 1. New family and genus records. Arthropoda Selecta 12 (1): 29-46.

[S02] Selden, P. A. 2002. Missing links between Argyroneta and Cybaeidae revealed by fossil spiders. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 189-200.

[VPB11] Varet, M., J. Pétillon & F. Burel. 2011. Comparative responses of spider and carabid beetle assemblages along an urban-rural boundary gradient. Journal of Arachnology 39 (2): 236-243.

[V09] Verdcourt, B. (ed.) 2009. Additions to the Wild Fauna and Flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. XXVI. Miscellaneous records. Kew Bulletin 64 (1): 183-194.

[WJ07] Wang, X., & P. Jäger. 2007. A revision of some spiders of the subfamily Coelotinae F. O. Pickard-Cambridge 1898 from China: transfers, synonymies, and new species (Arachnida, Araneae, Amaurobiidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 87 (1): 23-49.

[W49] White, A. 1849. Descriptions of apparently new species of Aptera from New Zealand. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 17: 3-6 (reprinted 1850. Annals & Magazine of Natural History series 2, 5: 50-53).

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