Noted for the shape of their webs, Funnel-web spiders create cave-like webs and hide in the back. They are fast movers and chase their prey, dragging their catch into the funnel. They can be found on grass, in low shrubs or along fences.
They have large spinnerets on the tip of the abdomen. Females lay egg sacs that overwinter, hatching spiderlings in the spring.
Common name: Funnel-Web Spider
Scientific Name: Agelenosis spp.
Other Names: Grass spider
Adult Size (Length): 15mm to 20mm (0.59in to 0.79in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown; ivory; black
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
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