Dorsal view female ©Richard Louvigny

Barn funnel weaver

Barn Funnel weaver (Tegenaria domestica)

Web: Typical funnel web with a funnel-shaped retreat.

Habitat: In and around buildings. Often outdoors, away from buildings, such as in hollowed out trees and caves.

How to recognize:

  • typical light drawing on the abdomen and dark coloured drawing on cephalothorax
  • often with a faded appearance and an vague drawing
  • legs vaguely annulated and proportionally shorter compared to the Giant house and Cardinal spider.

Looks similar to:

  • Cannot really be confused with other house spiders when accurately comparing the back drawing. Also a lot smaller.


♀: 7,5-11,5mm

♂: 6-9mm


♀: throughout the year

♂: probably the entire year, but with peak in the second half.