Kukulcania hibernalis
(Southern House Spider)

Picture ID 9733

Picture of Kukulcania hibernalis (Southern House Spider) - Male

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Hi, please help! I have found about 6 or 7 of these in my dorm room in Durham, NC and killed them all. Some of my friends believe that these are brown recluses. I found this guy in my closet, just crawling around on the wall. I want to make sure that itโ€™s not poisonous, and not a brown recluse. Thank you!!

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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a male Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis. The extra long pedipalps (appendages near the spider’s mouth) are an easy way to tell them apart from Recluses (Loxosceles sp.).

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