Summary for Tegenaria domestica (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Tegenaria domestica male 1 Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Tegenaria domestica
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Agelenidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1294
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 237
Pre-1992 hectads: 259
Total hectads: 426

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 490m

Species text

T. domestica is widely distributed in much of Britain, but more scattered in the west and north. It is widely distributed in Europe (Maurer 1992) and has colonised many other parts of the world as a result of transportation by man.

Habitat and ecology
Almost entirely found within buildings although Bristowe (1958) reported finding the species in the entrance to dry caves and in hollow trees. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but mostly from spring to mid-summer and autumn.

Common, but in some places, such as Cambridgeshire and Essex, it seems much less common than T. gigantea (I. Dawson & P.R. Harvey, pers. comms.).

Original author of profile: G. Oxford.

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 363 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 503 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 33 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 106 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Tegenaria domestica


Tegenaria domestica male 2
Tegenaria domestica male 2
Tegenaria domestica male 1
Tegenaria domestica male 1
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