Comments & ID Thoughts
I think It is a huntsman but I have never seen one thats all black with a tan abdomen. It was Huge! When I first noticed it, i thought I heard a mouse! But it was a huge spider! I think it is old...A strange sude note: the spider was covered in webs all iver his body. Once I caught it in a jar, he cleaned off all the webbing and somehow it was in a ball in the edge of the jar and the spider was shiny black lookin brand new!! Very strange all around. I have more pics and a great video of it!
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- Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
- Photographed: Jan 7, 2018
- Spider: Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider)
- Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a male California Trapdoor Spider, Bothriocyrtum californicum.