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The hobo spider is a type of funnel web spider native to parts of northwestern United States, western Canada, and western Europe. The hobo spider is sometimes confused with the brown recluse spider due to similar coloring. The hobo spider is brown with a chevron or herringbone pattern on the top side of its abdomen. It has smooth, light brown colored legs. As with other funnel web spiders, the hobo spider builds a funnel-shaped web and lies at the small end of the funnel waiting for insects to get caught in the web. Hobo spiders are considered aggressive, and their bite can cause considerable pain in a human. Play the following videos to learn more about the hobo spider.