Need Idendification

What species is this!?
It is highly aggressive , large and slinder and very fast .

It has not spun a web either.
Need to know ... thanks...

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lee98632 says ... on Sunday, Oct 23 at 12:15 AM

It died the next day after being captured and place in a container.. I was going to have DNR come and get the thing.

lee98632 says ... on Sunday, Oct 23 at 12:14 AM

I thank you all for your comments... It Does appear that this is the "Giant House Spider" ad and are rare. I have hear. I believe it has died. I do not believe it is Molting (Spiders look dead when molting). Not sure what killed it.

friendnorfoe says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 4:55 PM

Why identify? What happens next after the photo is between you and your god.

Spiderman says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 12:03 PM

Finally-there is a lot of disagreement over whether hobo spiders are even dangerous. They came from Europe, where they still very much exist, yet Europe doesn't have ANY cases of bad bites from hobo spiders. Why would they hurt us here and not there?

Spiderman says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 11:59 AM

2) Most spiders you suspect of being dangerous are actually your best line of defense against hobo spiders. Bug spray and poison will kill everything in the area, creating a level playing field in which the real hobos can get a real foothold.

Spiderman says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 11:57 AM

The amount of misinformation here is quite deep - a few things - 1) Google "NOT A HOBO SPIDER" to find good guides on how to RULE OUT it being a real hobo spider. Most spiders you suspect will not be.

spiderhater says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 8:33 AM

I have one in a jar in garage. Lets meet up... Spider fight!!!!

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 8:23 AM

The pics are terrible and prevents a definitive identification. Giant house spider is commonly mistaken for a Hobo spider. They come inside at this time and have very poor eyesight so tend to run right at you. Take to Vector Control if worried.

ArgleBargle says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 8:17 AM

The Aggressive House Spider is not truly 'aggressive.' It must be quick to attack its food or face the risk of starving; because of its poor eyesight, humans are often confused as food.

Argle Bargle says ... on Friday, Oct 7 at 8:16 AM

The Aggressive House Spider is not truly 'aggressive.' It must be quick to attack its food or face the risk of starving; because of its poor eyesight, humans are often confused as food.

Eddie Trojan says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 4:53 PM

It's a Giant Aggressive House Spider... scary as all get-out, but relatively harmless. We found one on our front porch when we moved to Oregon City about 7 years ago. Orkin has been paying us a visit every two months ever since.

PK says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 2:30 PM

The common giant house spider actually competes for food and will kill Hobo spiders. I don't have my bed head board or dust ruffle/comforter touch the floor or wall. Sticky traps around the wall and by the bed posts take care of them.

PK says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 2:27 PM

One more thing, Hobo spiders are very bad climbers. They live, feed and build thier webs close to the ground. If you see a spider climbing up a wall or other verticle surface, its not a Hobo. Have any dust ruffles on your bed up off the floor.

LaLa says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 1:41 PM

I see these in my garage constantly. They are just giant house spiders. Non-venomous, but creepy as all get out. They seem to keep to the ceiling for the most part so I just leave them alone. I even name them sometimes. LOL

PK says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 1:10 PM

So how do you tell for sure that you have a hobo spider? Unfortunately, unless you are able to examine the very small reproductive structures, you are cannot definitively identify a hobo spider.

PK says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 1:09 PM

3- Dark rings around the legs? Not a hobo Legs and cephalothorax are shiny and dark-orange in color? Not a hobo.

PK says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 1:09 PM

2- Distinct stripes on the cephalothorax? Not a hobo If your spider has two very distinct longitudinal dark stripes on the top side of the cephalothorax (Fig. 5), THEN IT IS NOT A HOBO SPIDER.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 1:09 PM

1- Spots on the sternum? Not a hobo If your spider has 3 or 4 pairs of light spots on the lateral portions of the sternum (Fig. 4), THEN IT IS NOT A HOBO SPIDER

PK says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 1:06 PM

I was bitten by a Hobo spider and did alot of research. Nasty bite on the leg, necrosis, still have the scar years later.These are some excerts from the university of Washington (just google hobo spiders for the link to wsu, to long to post):

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 12:37 PM

THIS IS NOT A HOBO SPIDER OR A BROWN RECLUSE. It's a relatively harmless Giant House Spider. They tend to be fairly large, but for the most part will leave you alone, but don't be surprised to see them running across your floor on a hot day.

pwr says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 12:35 PM

Very similar to one I had thought was hobo, but ID'ed by expert as giant house spider. Apparently the eyes tell you. The expert said Hobo's aren't as numerous as thought; bunches of Giant house spiders however. They are quick, but bluff alot.

Foski says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 12:10 PM

This is a hobo spider, they are poisonous hence the fact that they cause skin necrosis and if left untreated may develop into serious issues. One creepy fact is that they love the insides of shoes and will bite once your foot is inside.

lee98632 says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 11:04 AM

And thank you....

lee98632 says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 11:04 AM

They fail to mention one thing, they were suseptable to infections..and I guess it is the infections not, the venom that it creats , the (Giant House Spider,latin name was the biggest help). Our son has a pre medical condition..Don't want him bit.

lee9il8632 says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 10:57 AM

Thank you every one I think it is safe to say we have it identifeid..I guess now I have to send it off to Also did some reasearch, there dangerouse to pepole with pre existing conditions..like weakend iminue systems..When pople pot horror stories,

Archangels007 says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 10:11 AM

Hobo spider. Brown recluse are not known to live in the NW, at least not in large numbers. an inverted can of air - (slow / low pressure spray) will freeze them dead in their tracks! This is a non-poisonous non-squishy method of getting rid of them

Badger says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 9:59 AM

I e-mail pics to OSU and they identify them for me! Tell them where you found it - aka location in OR. Good luck. Could just be the Oregon Giant House Spider.

Katie says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 9:57 AM

Its a giant house spider. I happen to love spiders and I always look up the ones I find at home.

roach says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 9:28 AM

yep, that's a human ear all right!

Anon says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 9:25 AM

Vacuum cleaner should work nicely...

Chrismcm says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 8:51 AM

Giant House Spider, tegenaria duellica. I hate them, but they're not necessarily dangerous. They jury is still out on whether they're even marginally poisonous.

Anon says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 8:18 AM

Looks like a male Hobo spider. This is their breeding season and they are very active. They don't see very well and will actually run towards you. They make a funnel like web on the ground or against a wall. Their bite is nasty. Kill it!

Catharticus says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 8:04 AM

It could be a hobo aka "aggressive house spider." I killed one of these recently because it was literally coming right for me on my living room floor. Their bite is NOT as nasty as a brown recluse, but, I don't take chances.

Spy-dee says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 8:01 AM

Just spray it with some isopropyl alcohol. It will die. You could just squash it, but that isn't as fun.

dingo dan says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 8:00 AM

It's a giant man eating hobohouse spider from pluto, and it's here because we decided pluto's just a space rock instead of a planet.It only eats non-believers.

w153r says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 7:20 AM

Yep, hobo spider, they spin there webs near ground level, and are considered house spiders, they are definitely full grown right now after eating all the summer bugs. They do bite humans, although not poisonous will cause a blister or skin necrosis.

Tina says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 5:53 AM

correction, sprays and powders DO Not work well, sorry for the typo

Tina says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 5:52 AM

Hobo spider, I have them too! Sprays and powders do work well as they travel around alot. I use Spider traps, (sticky traps) pushed up along the wall. Any cracks in foundation, walls, windows need blocked, that will help. I have never been biitten.

Dave says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 1:26 AM

sorry i meant to say six eyes brown recluse but they don't live here. Hobo's have 8 eyes like most everything else. Most likely giant house spider. I'll shut up now, good luck, lol.

lee98632 says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 12:19 AM

The web is strands close to the base and the way the spider spun the silk, it looks like the thing is floating...Just how a prediter / ambusher would do things.. I sure in heck won't be counting its eyes lol. Oh wait,,,fiance has magnifying glass.

lee98632 says ... on Thursday, Oct 6 at 12:16 AM

I caled an entomologist hope to hear back from them..I sure in Hell will not be getting up close and personal and it finally spun a web...It spun a web between the post, near the base and on the disk blank..

Dave says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 11:19 PM

If it has six eyes, hobo. If it has 8 eyes, it is a giant house spider. They look very similar.

debbie says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 11:09 PM

I'd be out of there in seconds! What IF---thinking, night-time, in my bed...thinking...toilet crawler...omg!!---I would absolutely move if I saw one of these in my house!

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 10:18 PM

Looks like a giant house spider to me

. says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 9:19 PM

Looks like it has a V pattern on the abdomen so I'd say Hobo but giant house or a grass spider is more likely.

AP says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:54 PM

This is a giant house spider. I grew up in Ridgefield and during my senior year in 07 is when my mom and I started noticing them. We had 2 in our house that year; every year since,my mom has found at least 2-5 throughout this time of year. Hate them!

Cal says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:43 PM

Definately a Hobo, and omg get someone to make sure you don't have a web inside your home. Or outside your home for that matter. Their bite is as bad as a recluse, if not worse. Good Luck!

QueenB says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:39 PM

I believe that is a Hobo spider a.k.a. Aggressive House spider. They will literally run toward you instead of away from you. The stuff nightmares are made of!

lee98632 says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:38 PM

Thanks, taking it to my Land Lord so he can take popper measures to make sure tat there are no egg sacks hanging around. I sure don't want my child or animals to be bitten.

Glazier says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:33 PM

It appears to be a hobo spider. Brown Recluse is extreamly rare in the Pac NW.... *Squirms* ok im done looking at it...

Mary says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:29 PM

That is a hobo spider.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:19 PM

I looked briefly at wikipedia at my first guess of Brown Recluse and got icked out. I was too creeped out to look any farther. Sorry.

Jaded says ... on Wednesday, Oct 5 at 8:09 PM

I don't know what that is, but I do know that if I found it in my home I would pack up and move.

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