Unidentified

Picture ID 136691

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

This spider was running across our bed at night.

  • Submitted by: 
    Juliakbp1
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2021
  • Photographed: Apr 28, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Louisiana, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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FormerArachnophobe

That looks like a male Brown Recluse to me. This species has medically significant venom to humans.

MidNiGhtSkY

i agree as well

LittleSlingLover

Yep, male Kukulcania spp. can be rather tricky to separate from Loxosceles spp. sometimes but whomever identified it as a Kukulcania is definitely correct. Females of these species are quite different. Males do have several differences between them and Loxosceles spp.. Kukulcania spp. have 8 eyes clustered together and with no violin marking down the center of its carapace. Another easy thing to notice is that the pedipalps on male Kukulcania spp. are much longer than the pedipalps on male Loxosceles spp.. Kukulcania spp. are also referred to as Crevice Weavers or Black Hole Spiders here in the US and… Read more »

FormerArachnophobe

Yes, I noticed those long pedipalps and without being able to make out the eye configuration, I just threw the cautious guess out there. I am glad to be proven wrong as L. reclusa can be a real problem in the Southern US come July. Nice ID Sling.