The Giant House Spider (Eratigena atrica) is one of the biggest spiders of Central and Northern Europe. The female body size can reach 18.5 millimetres in length, with males having a slightly smaller body at around 12 to 15 millimetres in length. The female leg span is typically around 45 millimetres. The leg span of the male is highly variable, with spans between 25 to 75 millimetres being common.
In the sink of our kitchen, Hilversum, 15 September 2017