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My little friend Tim

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Ayron, Jul 12, 2019 at 3:08 PM.

  1. Ayron

    Ayron Arachnopeon

    1DD0AAAC-7957-4C3B-8C6D-47902405CFCA.jpeg So, I’ve found this little guy living inside the landing light outside my front door. I first noticed the web forming close to a year ago but never saw any spiders. But recently I saw his legs poking out and last night he came out completely. I have no idea what kind of spider he is, can anyone help out? He only ever comes out at night and hides away most of the time after the lights come on.
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  2. Gryphus

    Gryphus Arachnopeon

    Looks like the Arizona black hole spider (Kukulcania arizonica). I caught one of these guys hiding in a crack in a brick wall. Yeah these spiders only come out at night.
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  3. Ayron

    Ayron Arachnopeon

    Just did a little google and looks very similar, but I live in England so it can’t be can it?
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  4. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnobaron Active Member

    You are correct, it can't be Kukulcania sp. if you're in England. It also doesn't have the right coloration or overall "look" of Kukulcania. Maybe @Polenth, @basin79, and @Dry Desert can shed some light on this?

    Hope this helps,

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  5. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Segestria florentina?
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  6. Polenth

    Polenth Arachnoknight Active Member

    I was also about to reply and say Segestria florentina. As well as the overall appearance, it looks like the web is a tube in the hole with lines coming out of it, which is right for that species.
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  7. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    I just handed out a mess of awards. This thread is exemplary of IDing in all aspects. Nice photo that gave required info, good quick follow up, good in depth investigating, good referencing and calling in resources, ... right on down the line. Kudos all.
    Welcome to AB, @Ayron
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  8. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

    might actually be senoculata florentina have metallic green chelicerae
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  9. Ayron

    Ayron Arachnopeon

    Thank you very much! You’ve all been very helpful thank you all so much
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