They are found throughout the U.S. and around the world.
They live in dry, warm areas of homes, barns and other buildings.
They are a large, brown spider with long legs. Females are up to ½” long and males are slightly smaller. They have an oblong abdomen with darker markings. Their legs are hairy and banded in light and dark brown.
They make irregular, sticky webs in and around buildings. They are known as “cobwebs.”
They eat small insects.
The female eats the male after mating. She lays many eggs in several white egg sacs that she hangs in her web.
Species: A. tepidariorum
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