Southern House Spider, Kukulcania hibernalis

The southern house spider causes concern when mistaken for a recluse spider. They are commonly found in old barns and undisturbed buildings. The web is built into a hole or cavity .

Characteristics

  • Females are larger and a darker brown compared to the males.
  • They are larger than recluse spiders
  • Have eight eyes in a cluster
  • Web recognized by webbing radiating outward from a central lair