Kukulcania hibernalis
(Southern House Spider)

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

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Cleaning out my garage and this thing scared me terribly. Probably at least 3 inches maybe bigger. Worried it may be a brown recluse so I got it in a jar. If it’s not harmful I’m gonna let it go. Please respond ASAP

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CalumEwing

It is the Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis, definitely not a Recluse.

ItsyBitsy

Yep. She’ll prey on less desirable things. 🙂

BugmanDan

Hi. Just a note, the adult males are often mistaken for recluse. This genus has a strong sexual dimorphism and genders look different. They are considered totally harmless,not known to bite.
I had 5 females living in my last place to deal with crickets, good job too.
If you have recluse, these will kill them also.

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