There are a ton of these, and others that appear to be Agelenopsis around the house where I live in Jefferson, Oregon. I caught this particular girl trolling along the wall above the refrigerator.looks more like a Tegenaria than Agelenopsis to me
it would be helpful to know where the spider came from
i just think it looks more Teg than Aggie
as to what species it is, it's pretty darn hard to tell Teg species from just "normal" pictures. some will claim to have "the eye" but all the science stuff i read said to look at genital openings and/or cut 'em up to tell for sure
even if it is a hobo, T. agrestis, it's not a big deal. they probably are not really all that toxic. if anyone can ever confirm species to my satisfaction i would be more than happy to induce them to bite me
i think their bites are massively over reported, have other totally unrelated problems attributed to them, and are reported way outside of their range
they might have a bit of hurt to their bite, but flesh melters i just can not believe
of course i don't live in their range, so i don't have any experience with them... but i have caught and/or played with thousands of spiders. and i've been bit by spiders like... less than ten times. and never had a bad reaction to any of them. so for ppl to just randomly get bit strains my credulity. for someone to have bites all over them SCREAMS "not a spider!" to me.
it is really frustrating because unless someone actually sees the spider bite them AND recovers it for expert identification it really shouldn't be reported as a hobo bite...
i learned a lesson from the brown recluse... it has bites reported and recorded ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! hundreds and hundreds of bites hundreds and hundreds of miles from its fairly well understood range
oh! and i heard the best thing ever from an ER doc i was talking to! it warmed my heart and restored my hope for the medical profession. she said that anytime she sees the main complaint is "spider bite" on a patients chart she hands it off to an intern because 99% of the time it is just an infected boil or sore (she used medical lingo a bit above my working level. i understood what she said but can't remember it =P ). it's too bad she was married cuz i wanted to kiss her for that =P