Tegenaria domestica (Clerck, 1757)
A fairly large house spider-type, although never attaining the size of Eratigena duellica. There are several other similar species and this is something of a cosmopolitan species, found in a range of habitats, but most often around the dark corners of houses, in outhouses and garages etc. The web is typical of the genus and in our experience, usually constructed low down at the base of interior walls etc. The male is illustrated in the top two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tegenaria domestica
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Barry Lygo.

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Updated January 2024

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