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Taxonomic Details for Kukulcania hibernalis

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
SubkingdomBilateria
InfrakingdomProtostomia
SuperphylumEcdysozoa
PhylumArthropoda
SubphylumChelicerata
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyFilistatidae
GenusKukulcania
SpeciesKukulcania hibernalis
Common Name: southern house spider
Authority: (Hentz, 1842)
Comments: observed inhabiting man-made structures on Sapelo Island
ITIS TSN: 858860   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
Habitats: Tidal Zone: Terrestrial
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Kukulcania hibernalis
The light colored bases of the legs are diagnostic. This is a large and common spider, often confused with the brown recluse. Photo: Steven Pennings

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.