Is this a hobo spider

Asked September 15, 2019, 1:42 AM EDT

My sister found this thing in her house and is convinced it’s a hobo spider

Macomb County Michigan

1 Response

That is a common grass spider/funnel web weaver that are all over the place right now. This is a male that is probably wandering around looking for a mate. You can tell male spiders from females because males boxing glove-like appendages in front of their face, call "palps".

Hobo spiders are related to them, but they are not found in Michigan. None of them are venomous or dangerous to humans.