Comments & ID Thoughts
This ‘average’ spider is measuring 2metric centimeters and has been hiding. Browsing through id’d spiders, has left me a little lost. I initially thought, as it has remained mostly hidden it was a widow of sorts though now has me second guessing as I finally caught it outside it’s house in daylight and early morning hours. Is it a poisonous kind?
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- Submitted: Jul 3, 2020
- Photographed: Jul 3, 2020
- Spider: Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider)
- Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal, Prey
Photo was downsized in resolution for blog posting, plz let me know if a larger picture could help in identification. Originally vertical, this spider has been hiding behind a crevice of door- wall trim.
Looks like a Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis. The white leg joints proximal to the body are distinctive. With prey too! We don’t control the orientation, but yes this would make more sense vertically. I hate having to reduce the resolution of my photos to fit them in too. This site actually can handle full resolution. @ItsyBitsy it would be a nice photo for our photo gallery. Itsy, let me know if you don’t want me to send you the photos that I think should be filed. 🙂
I think you may be exactly right! And I hadn’t seen or noticed the white banding on the legs (though it was grossing me out, the spider, lol) thanks for help in it’s identification, as for resolutions, I’ll post larger next time. 🙂
Yeah, there are just way too many and I’m having trouble focusing. I’ll still try to make time if you think one is special in some way, or if someone needs something edited though!