Saturday, November 11, 2006

Domestic fauna

This fellow showed up in the basement recently. It's about 5 cm long.



I believe, based on some photos at this rather good spider website, that it is a Grass Spider (Funnel Weaver) of the genus Agelenopsis. Harmless, but frightening when it surprises you. We find these in the house all the time.

Apologies for crapness of the photo - the camera was being a bit stroppy. No user error at all. Really.

7 comments:

The Wrath of Dawn said...

Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!

Anna said...

*faints*

zoe said...

i'm not babysitting your kids when you have friends that size who can just as well do the job.



runs ..............

Wonderferret said...

She's beautiful!

Lucy Arin said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Think I lost ten years of my lifespan there.

Gabriele said...

2006, wow! But it was the best picture I found on the internet. Looks exactly like the beautiful specimen temporarily housed in my plastic bowl. Well, now that I know exactly what it is, I will release it back into the wild! (I caught it in the bedroom). Thanks for posting.

Ricardipus said...

Gabriele - glad to be of service. :)

And welcome.