Hobo spider

Hobo Spider Introduction

The hobo spider is a species of terrestrial spider known for funnel building, as it is often called a funnel-web spider, though not to be confused with the highly venomous Australian funnel-web spider. The venom of the hobo spider is believed to cause skin damage (necrosis) but unlike other spiders that cause the same damage hobo spider venom is not considered toxic to humans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Hobo Spider is one that is considered to be very aggressive in nature. They are highly adaptive to many locations. They are ranked right up there with the Black Recluse and the Black Widow when it comes to what people perceive from them. The Hobo Spider doesn’t have bands of colors like so many other Spiders do. This can be one way to narrow down what you are looking at. In the middle of the abdomen they have V shapes that point towards their head. They also have two spinnerets that come out of the abdomen. The sternum features a strip that runs down it. Europe is the location of the Hobo Spider but it has migrated to many new locations over time. It has been introduced to areas of the United States in the 1930s in Seattle. The theory is that many eggs may have been inside of an agricultural shipment. However, there is no way to know for sure. Today they are also found all the way into Idaho.


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About Me

Hey Kids, my name is Hadar the Hobo spider and I am very happy to meet you. Learn more about me and my species @ www.kids.nationalgeographic.com





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