Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Parasteatoda tepidariorum Having a Visitor for Dinner

Parasteatoda tepidariorum, the American Common House Spider
Parasteatoda tepidariorum is the scientific name for the Common House Spider, internationally known as the American House Spider. This spider is thought to live for about a year and grows no larger than a half-inch in size. 
  The Common House Spider is not aggressive toward people. It will abandon its nest if its space is disrupted, returning only after some time has passed and the threat is no longer apparent.
  The Common House Spider can hatch between 100-400 babies from its egg sacs, which is the reason this one no longer resides on our patio.

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