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    Default Need to know the genus of this arachnid I found.

    Does not seem to be a common species in our area. He was found crawling up through
    my drain terrifying my brother in law .

    I will keep him/her for a week or so to monitor his behavior then release him/her.
    You think pin head crickets will work? It is approximately 1 inch or so in length.

    -Arthur


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    looks like wolf or hobo spider

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    WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT?

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    Pretty much everything. The solid color carapace is not a characteristic of the hobo or the wolf, same goes for its shape. The patterning on the abdomen is also does not match up with ether one of those. The stoutness of the legs as it tapers from the patella down to the tarsus. The hobo also tends to have a lot more hair on its body than the spider in this photo. Both the hobo and wolf species also tend to have a light varying pattern on their legs, some more obvious and distinct than others, and this one has no patterning at all really.

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    I found the sucker...

    Black House Spiders ...venomous - nausea

    Venom toxicity - the bite of the Black House Spider is poisonous but not lethal. Certain people bitten experience severe pain around the bite site, heavy sweating, muscular pains, vomiting, headaches and giddiness. First aid and medical attention (ambulance) should be sought as soon as possible.
    Spider Identification - adults are about 1/2 inch in body length and of a dark brown to black velvet textured appearance.

    Habitat - this spider spins a lacy, messy web and is prefers dry habitats in secluded locations. It is commonly found in window framing, under eaves, gutters, in brickwork, sheds, toilets and among rocks and bark. Electric lights attract their prey - moths, flies, mosquitoes and other insects.

    Looks and fits this almost perfectly though this species is in aus not canada
    I believe its a relative of some sort like the grey house spider.
    I just compared it to this photo.


    http://www.spiderzrule.com/spider052/P1010060.JPG

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    seems links broken but w/e I found him just glad I know what he is now said to have a nasty
    bite though its not lethal just painful.

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    I actually don't think it is in the Tegenaria family at all. I think it far more likely that it is in the Gnaphosidae family (ground spider). And the Gnaphosidae family is present in North America including Canada so that fits far better.

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    I am by no means a expert but that looks like the redwood tarantulas I find in my house all the time. They get big and are really pretty. We live in the Santa Cruz ca, mountains. FYI I don't like spiders but these guys are harmless.

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    looks nothing like a redwood tarantula....that and they are from canada so lol yeah not a redwood tarantula!
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    Could it be in the Cybaeus (Cybaeidae) family? There are six species known to occur in British Columbia, one species in the Rocky Mountains of BC and Alberta, and one species in southeastern Canadian forests. Just my 2 cents from web-surfing.

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