When I opened my front door, there were five of this type of spider sitting on the door. I can't quite find anything online matching the two black stripes on it's back.

I vacummed them up before I realized I should identify them, so the above picture is the only one I have available. (I like spiders, but there were too many.) I'd feel more comfortable if someone could identify the spider and determine it's threat level.


  • Inch or so longer
  • Brown
  • North East Wisconsin
  • Wooded Area with little to no grass
  • Mile away from lake Michigan
  • Jumpers
  • Party of about 5
  • Door was in direct sunlight
  • $\begingroup$ It's hard to see from where the picture is a bit blurry, but does the spider look anything like this or this? I'm assuming the legs are different.. $\endgroup$ – user22020 Sep 11 '17 at 11:55
  • $\begingroup$ It's like, a mix between a nursery web spider and a wolf spider..ahhh. $\endgroup$ – user22020 Sep 11 '17 at 12:30
  • $\begingroup$ It musb be a Lycosa erythrognatha $\endgroup$ – Uirajan José Nov 2 '18 at 2:47

Judging by the stripes, it's most likely a wolf spider.

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If they didn't have a web I would say they're almost certainly wolf spiders, since they don't build webs. Like most spiders in North America, they are harmless to humans.


I think the spider you have found must be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tegenaria_domestica

In europe this is called the Domestic house spider,It can bite humans and pets the bite is painless.

This spider is common in Europe-USA-Canada.


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