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Bothriocyrtum californicum
(California Trapdoor Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Bothriocyrtum californicum, commonly known as California Trapdoor Spider, belongs to the genus Bothriocyrtum, in the family Halonoproctidae. Bothriocyrtum californicum spiders have been sighted 15 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Bothriocyrtum californicum includes 1 countries and 1 states in the United States. Bothriocyrtum californicum is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of January.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Halonoproctidae
  • Genus: Bothriocyrtum
  • Species: Bothriocyrtum californicum

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

California Trapdoor Spider

Author

Frederick Octavius Pickard-Cambridge, 1874

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Sightings Overview

There have been 15 confirmed sightings of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 22, 2024 by Spider ID member ixhumes123. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 15 sightings because of certain Bothriocyrtum californicum sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 7% of the time, Bothriocyrtum californicum spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 15)
  • Sex: 0 female and 14 male.
  • Environment: Bothriocyrtum californicum has been sighted 12 times outdoors, and 4 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (9). Low foliage (3).

Location and Range

Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: United States.

Bothriocyrtum californicum has also been sighted in the following states: California.

Seasonality

Bothriocyrtum californicum has been primarily sighted during the month of January.

  • January: 14
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  • December: 1

Additional Remarks

Type species.


Featured Pictures

Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male Enlarge Picture
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
Picture of Bothriocyrtum californicum (California Trapdoor Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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