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Spiders Commonly Found in Gardens and Yards - Susan Masta - Portland State University grey hairy spiders with orange backs


The marking may range in color from yellowish orange to red and its shape may range from an hourglass to a dot. (3/4 inch long). Grass spiders construct a large sheet web with a funnel they use as a retreat. These webs are commonly built on the ground, around steps, window wells, foundations, and low shrubs. it is hairy - buff to beige.

People often find funnel-web spiders wandering around the garden or in the home after heavy rain or nearby earthworks. An anti-venom is available in most major hospitals and ambulance vehicles in "funnel-web country". grey to black in colour with a white section on the end of it's tail it is hairy - buff to beige brown in colour.

North America is home to about 3,400 of the categorized 40,000 species of spiders in the world. Spiders are known as Arachnids and fall under the class Chelicerata and order Araneae, taking various shapes and forms as well as colors and behaviors.