Bothriocyrtum californicum
(California Trapdoor Spider)

Picture ID 6938

Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male

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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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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a male California Trapdoor Spider, Bothriocyrtum californicum.
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Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture