Southern House Spider (Kukulcania hibernalis)

Kukulcania hibernalis - Southern House Spider

These common spiders are large and scary looking, but not dangerous (unless you're an insect). Males (left) bear a superficial resemblance to Brown Recluse (Loxosceles sp.) and are often mistaken for them. Females hide in crevices and may be mistaken for trapdoor spiders.

Durham, NC 4/14/2011.

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