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IS MY ID CORRECT? Bothriocyrtum californicum

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Jorpion, Mar 3, 2014.

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    Hello all-

    Just need some expert feedback to see if I correctly identified this beauty that I ran into this evening. I found him wandering the scrubland after 3 days of much needed rain here in Southern California. I believe it is a "California Trapdoor Spider or Bothriocyrtum californicum There's no question that it's a male. He measures about 1.5". During my 14 years of living here and thoroughly scouring the hills, I have NEVER run into this species. I just love nature. Let me know what you all think. Sorry, the pictures are raw and have not been corrected.

    Jeff

    PS> I am placing him back where I found him tomorrow night - maybe further back so no one can harm him if he wanders a bit. :happy:

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  2. You've got it. I found a couple after the rain here too. You have to either be looking for them or be at the right place at the right time to find them. I actually see their burrows everywhere now, though.
     
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