It is unusual to see such size spiders in Lithuania, so I was wondering what kind of spider it is and if it is strong enough to bite through humans skin. I've googled for biggest known spiders in Lithuania, but mentioned few species don't look alike - mine has way thinner legs, but I'm not an expert. I've placed 1 euro cent coin for size - it's diameter is 16.25mm spider 1 enter image description here


The long hairy legs make me think that this might be a spider belonging to the Tegenaria genus, or something related.

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  • $\begingroup$ I agree it's a Tegenaria spider, probably Tegenaria parietina. $\endgroup$ – George Law Aug 17 '16 at 8:38
  • $\begingroup$ So Tegenaria helped me search further and it looks like it is Tegenaria atrica - turns out it is not so rare in Northern Europe, male leg span can be up to 75mm, mine was shorter, but still amazing to watch how fluently those long legs move. $\endgroup$ – Giedrius Aug 17 '16 at 9:31
  • $\begingroup$ Yes it looks like Tegenaria. We have plenty of these trying to get in the houses in autumn in Switzerland (not as North as Lituania but cold winter time) $\endgroup$ – рüффп Sep 13 '16 at 21:52

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