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Genus Kukulcania

female - Kukulcania hibernalis - female Unknown Spider - Kukulcania What kind of spider is this? - Kukulcania hibernalis Southern House Spider (Exuviae) - Kukulcania hibernalis - female Kukulcania hibernalis - male Brown spider - Kukulcania House Spider - Kukulcania hibernalis Kukulcania sp. ? - Kukulcania
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
Family Filistatidae
Genus Kukulcania
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Named after Kukulcan, the Mayan feathered-serpent god.

Kukulcan is a figure in Mayan myth representing the bringer of writing and technology and possesing protruding facail features. ~ bcspiders, 31 January, 2012
There may be 5 species and 1 subspecies in the US.
Kukulcania arizonica
Kukulcania geophila
- Kukulcania geophila wawona
Kukulcania hibernalis
Kukulcania hurca
Kukulcania utahana
These spiders create a tube-like retreat in cracks.

This spider varies greatly in color from light brown to dark black. Females are generally grey to black while the males are tan. Males look very similar to the Recluse spiders, except they have much longer pedipalps, eight eyes (not six as in the Recluse family), and very long front legs.



Egg Sac
Print References
Internet References
~ - K. arizonica & hibernalis ranges in the southwest.

~ - List of species.

~ - Information and images.
Works Cited
1.The crevice weaver spider genus Kukulcania (Araneae, Filistatidae)
Ivan L. F. Magalhaes and Martín J. Ramírez . 2019. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 426.