Kukulcania

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Picture of Kukulcania - In Retreat

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I know it’s not a full picture but I believe it’s a southern house spider, I saw this guy and came to this website to hopefully get an id which now I’m fairly certain he is a southern house spider. He is a dark color maybe black? His legs are on the thicker side. I’ve never seen a spider this big before in person at least. He is hiding inside a crack in the wall at my job.

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ItsyBitsy
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There are several similar species in the genus Kukulcania out west, so it might not be a Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) but does appear to be something in that genus.

BugmanDan
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Hi. There are 3 possible species of the genus west of central New Mexico, Most common is K.hibernalis. K.arizonica(Arizona black hole spider) and K.utahana. Ranges overlap, but basically, they are the same spider. Getting to exact species take magnification of the genetalia, males are easier. These females hide a lot, deep in their hide for day, just inside their hole/crack at night. I have a method to lure them out in the open for easy capture, that is a video in progress. Not often do you see them out tending their web,early evening usually. They don’t like light and soon… Read more »

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Picture of Kukulcania spp. - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Kukulcania spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Kukulcania spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Kukulcania spp. - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture