The HOBO SPIDER WEB SITE (Hobospider.org)

Well known spider expert  Darwin Vest has been missing since June 1999. This website is now maintained by Darwin's family and may not contain the latest data. For the latest updates on the search for Darwin click here.

Photograph of male hobo spider,  1996 Darwin K. Vest

AN INFORMATIONAL WEB SITE DEDICATED TO THE DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE REGARDING THE HOBO SPIDER (Tegenaria agrestis), HOBO SPIDER POISONING, AND OTHER BITING OR STINGING ORGANISMS CAPABLE OF CAUSING SIGNIFICANT REACTIONS IN HUMANS

Text and Photographs by DARWIN K. VEST, Eagle Rock Research, IdahoFalls, Idaho U.S.A.:
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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A Word About Bites and Stings

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HOBO SPIDERS

The Hobo Spider Story

Natural History

Competitors and Predators Information about the giant house spider, the super predator Steatoda hespera, and more!

Bite Prevention and Control We do not endorse spider traps – read why

Front page bookstore jpg,  Darwin K. Vest

Hobo Spider Poisoning (Tegenarism)

For Physicians and Other HealthCare Professionals

References to Hobo Spider Literature

Photos

Male Hobo Spider

Female Hobo Spider

Web

Egg Case

Map of U.S. Spiders Known to Induce Necrotic Arachnidism

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OTHER U.S. SPIDERS SIGNIFICANTLY VENOMOUS TO MAN

Widow Spiders

Recluse Spiders

Yellow Sac Spiders

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Other Interesting Sites

About This Site

 

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Hyrum the hobo spider, 1997 Darwin K. Vest1999 Darwin K. Vest