Giant House Spider

Giant house spider

Name: Giant House Spider

Scientific name: Tegenaria gigantea

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: The large, long legged hairy house spider that lives behind the fireplace or under the sofa. Females have a body of up to 1.5cm long, but can look a lot larger with their long spreading legs. They spin cobwebs, sheet-like webs near to the ground.

How to identify: One of several very similar species of house spider.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 90
  • Agility: 80
  • Rarity: 20
  • Cute factor: 10
  • Traveller: 20

Fantastic fact: House spiders can live for several months without eating or drinking.

Photograph credit: Dr Malcolm Storey

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