Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:67
Specimens with Barcodes:39
Species With Barcodes:11
House spiders of the genus Tegenaria are fast-running brownish funnel-web weavers that occupy much of the Northern Hemisphere except for Japan and Indonesia. Of all Agelenids, Tegenaria possesses the largest species of funnel weavers: the Cardinal spider (T. parietina), whose species' females reach 18 mm in body size. Up until very recently, the genus contained several more species which have now been removed into different genera; in paricular, the recently described genus Eratigena, which now contains both the giant house spider and the infamous hobo spider. Of the >100 species originally in Tegenaria, only 56 are still placed in the genus.
Among the species still included in the genus are the following:
- Tegenaria dalmatica
- Tegenaria domestica (domestic house spider)
- Tegenaria mirifica
- Tegenaria pagana
- Tegenaria parietina (cardinal spider)
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