Spider problem!!

Asked July 26, 2016, 2:41 AM EDT

This spider was crawling all over and it is freaking me out!! Could you tell me if it is venomous and could harm me?

Michigan spiders

1 Response

The spider in your photo is a type of grass spider, in the genus Agelenopsis, and the spider family Agelenidae. Several species live in Michigan, but I can't tell which species this is from just the photo.These are also called funnel-weaving spiders because of the funnel-shaped webs they make. These are outdoor spiders living in meadows, open woodlands, and yards and gardens. Their funnel-shaped webs can be found in weedy or grassy areas, along stone walls, in woodpiles and in and on shrubbery. They occasionally accidentally wander into homes, but will not live there. They are completely harmless to humans, and prefer to flee and hide when disturbed. I have included some links below to websites with photos and more information about these spiders.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agelenopsis

http://www.spiders.us/species/agelenopsis-spp/

http://www.spiderzrule.com/grass.htm

http://bugguide.net/node/view/2001