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Pensacola Florida Possible Trapdoor spider? - Geolycosa
southwest pensacola, escambia County, Florida, USA
March 16, 2008
Size: about 3 centimeters
My husband found this spider in our backyard in southwest Pensacola just chillin'. It seems very docile, most of the time pretending it is dead. It's markings look to be dark brown almost black with a lighter shade of brown mottling the cephalothorax. It's eyeS are arranged in three rows shaped like this: \_/ four on the bottom, then two, then two. It has two pair of spinnerets, I think. I'm thinking its some kind of trapdoor spider? But the eye pattern seems similar to other spiders, especially the wolf spiders I've seen around here. Any ideas?
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