Kukulcania hibernalis
(Southern House Spider)

Picture ID 5714

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

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Very curious what type this could be. I work at a railcar company and we’ve had visitor hitch rides in from all over the US and Mexico. But I’ve never seen this spider before. He was not shy, and seemed very aggressive. He was not trying to hide or run for a dark corner. He strolled right across my floor while 2 other people were in my office having a conversation with me. His main body was bit larger than a dime. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We are in SW Virginia. Mid February. And about 50 degrees outside.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis. I don’t think they’re considered aggressive at all, they however do have poor eye sight. They typically keep to themselves hiding in dark corners, something must have driven her out of her home. She looks like she could use a drink of water.

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