Tegenaria parietina  (Fourcroy, 1785)
Main synonym = Aranea parietina    Fourcroy, 1785
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Arachnida / Araneae / Agelenidae
Cardinal Spider     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
This is a rather rare European spider with a distribution from Northern Africa to Central Asia. It was also found in Uruguay and Argentina, and in the UK is sometimes known as a cardinal spider. Females grow up to 20mm, males up to 17mm. Legs are three times longer. They are reddish brown. Females can live for up to eight years, while males die shortly after mating. These spiders live mostly in buildings or walls. They look rather similar to T. ferruginea.

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