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Funnel Weaver Spiders

These spiders get their name from the funnel-shaped webs they create to catch prey.

Funnel weaver spiders are a common group of spiders found throughout the world, with many different species and subspecies. These spiders get their name from the funnel-shaped webs they create to catch prey.

Funnel weaver spiders have long, thin legs and elongated abdomens. They range in size from small and delicate to larger and more robust. These spiders are typically brown or gray in color and have a distinctive pattern on their abdomen.

Funnel weaver spiders are primarily nocturnal and will retreat to the safety of their funnel webs during the day. These webs are constructed of silk and have a distinctive funnel-shaped entrance that leads to a narrow tunnel where the spider waits for prey to become ensnared.

While funnel weaver spiders are not considered dangerous to humans, they can deliver a painful bite if threatened or provoked. These spiders are typically non-aggressive and will retreat when approached.

To prevent funnel weaver spiders from entering your home, it’s recommended to seal any cracks or crevices in your home’s exterior and to keep outdoor lights turned off at night to avoid attracting prey that may also attract spiders. If you encounter a funnel weaver spider in your home, it’s best to gently capture and release it outside.
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