Giant house spider is “Spider of the Year”

This video is about Tegenaria gigantea, the giant house spider.

Translated from German blog natur-news:

In the “Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg” in Frankfurt, on 20 September 2007, Dr. Peter Jäger, head of the arachnology section and president of the “Arachnologische Gesellschaft e. V.” declared the giant house spider (Tegenaria) to be the “Spider of the Year 2008”. …

Though the giant house spider is not poisonous and is also not dangerous in any other way, its looks have given spiders a bad reputation with many people. With its body length of about 10 to 16 millimeter and its leg width of up to 10 centimeter it often evokes disgust when seen with a contrasting background of a washing bowl or a bathtub.

Redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti): here.

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