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Species Kukulcania hibernalis - Southern House Spider

Brown Spider Kukulcania hibernalis - Kukulcania hibernalis - female HUGE Irridescent Black Spider - Kukulcania hibernalis - female large black spider - Kukulcania hibernalis Spider ID - Kukulcania hibernalis - female Kukulcania hibernalis - female Large Male Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) - Kukulcania hibernalis - male Brown recluse? - Kukulcania hibernalis Spider - Kukulcania hibernalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
Family Filistatidae
Genus Kukulcania
Species hibernalis (Southern House Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Identification
Voucher male & female:


Textbook male & female:
Remarks
Females are frequently mistaken for small tarantulas or trapdoor spiders. Males are often mistaken for recluse spiders (Loxosceles). This is a totally harmless species that builds "messy" webs emanating from crevices, often on the outside of homes.