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Kukulcania hibernalis

(Hentz, 1842)

Southern house spider
South- / North America
~ 2,5 cm bodylength

This spider from the Filistatidae family can be found almost all over the American continent (USA, Central America, Caribbean, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina). There is marked sexual dimorphism. While males are sometimes confused with a - not entirely harmless - brown recluse spider because of their appearance (although they get a little larger overall), the females are a bit more corpulent and appear more stable and also darker to black.
The females build radial webs and spend much of their lives in hiding. They don't make any special demands.

Kukulcania hibernalis
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