Unidentified

Picture ID 163236

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found this in my bathroom today, no idea what it is called, anyone help on that. I put it in a plastic pot with soil, it has no partially buried itself. The botyome of the glass is 4cm across.

  • Submitted by: 
    Serapati
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2022
  • Photographed: Sep 5, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Culion, Philippines
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Helper-Harvestman

This is just a guess, and by no means certain, but offhand I’d say it’s a male Trapdoor Spider. Female Trapdoor Spiders live in burrows their entire lives, appearing briefly to snatch prey, and then retreating underground. Male Trapdoor Spiders live in burrows until they mature, at which point they leave their burrows (often on rainy nights) and go wandering in search of females. That is likely how this one ended up in your house. If you release him outside at night, he should continue his frenetic search for a mate.

Helper-Harvestman

You are quite welcome! I’m glad I was able to help.