funnel weavers

Agelenidae

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The Agelenidae are a large family of spiders in the suborder Araneomorphae. Well-known examples include the common "grass spiders" of the genus Agelenopsis. Nearly all Agelenidae are harmless to humans, but the bite of the "hobo spider" (Tegenaria agrestis) may be medically significant and there is evidence that it might cause necrotic lesions. The matter however remains subject to debate. The most widely accepted common name for members of the family is "Funnel weaver".

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  1. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/18024068@N00/521077000
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agelenidae

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