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Found in West Central Florida in our house - Trachelas

Found in West Central Florida in our house - Trachelas
Bradenton, FL, Manatee County, Florida, USA
July 2, 2006
Size: 1/2 inch
Is it poisonous?
What is it?

Trachelas spp. Ground Sac Spider
This is a female Trachelas spp. ground sac spider. Although they can bite, they typically seek to run away at the first chance they get. You have nothing to worry about with these spiders. If you remove it from your house, it shouldn't come back.

Sac spiders are nomadic, hunting spiders; they search out and stalk their prey. They do not spin webs in the "traditional" sense of the word, but spin little sacs in dark corners, which they use to hide, rest, and depending on the season, to lay clutches of eggs.

Hope this helps...

Welcome to the South ! Kukul
Welcome to the South !
Kukulcania hibernalis, Southern House Spider.
He's harmless - just relocate him outside & he'll happily wipe out countless bugs for you . . . .

Not a southern house spider. :)
Southern house spiders are bigger; the appearance of the female southern house spiders are often "confused" with something like a tarantula and the males have long "spindle-ly" legs and very distinctive pedipalps (It's a very distinctive looking spider). :)

Agreed - didn't think of the
Agreed - didn't think of the reddish legs & notice the carapace on this one is reflective whereas the SHS has the velvety appearence . .

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