Information on Hobo spider (Tegenaria agrestis) distribution and identification


Formerly in this site, there was an offer to identify spiders which people thought might be hobo spiders. That study has now been completed and published, therefore spiders are no longer needed.

Vetter, R. S., A. H. Roe, R. G. Bennett, C. R. Baird, L. A. Royce, W. T. Lanier, A. L. Antonelli and P.E. Cushing. 2003. Distribution of the medically-implicated hobo spider (Araneae: Agelenidae) and its harmless congener, Tegenaria duellica, in the United States and Canada. J. Med. Entomol. 40:159-164.

Because of copyright restrictions, we are not allowed to post the actual article on this website until one year after publication, however, if you would like an electronic copy* of the article contact and it will be emailed to you.

Also, an article on hobo spider identification by Vetter and Antonelli can be found at this link from Washington State University: How to Identify (or Misidentify) The Hobo Spider

*(.pdf format for Acrobat Reader)

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