Kukulcania hibernalis
(Southern House Spider)

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Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Lateral,Webs

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I have several photos. There’s a big one on the left of my window and a smaller one that’s possibly not the same kind on the left. They both have small sticky, sudo disorganized webs. They are very nocturnal. The bigger one is super shy, but has it’s web both inside and outside the window. They live in the “track” if you willl.

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Trahearne

Without a full view of the spider (preferably of it’s back) it’s hard to tell what kind of spider it may be, but very leggy they are!

bones

–that is a female Kukulcania – commonly called a Southern House spider or a Southern Crevice spider: absolutely harmless – you can let her walk in your hand. The males ( also harmless ) are much smaller and unfortunately ( for them ) look very similar to a brown recluse

TangledWeb

That’s awesome! We could use a good photo of mom and babies if you can get one. I don’t know how well they would do in a barn. Anyone know if they are survive outdoors in Winter in the South? They don’t live here in the bitter North, I don’t have any experience with them. They’re usually found outdoors in the Spring. Most are found in houses. A heated barn could work. When they’re old enough they’ll need to go different directions to find mates that they aren’t directly related to. Mother spiders are fantastic moms!

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Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture