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Trapdoor spiders are close relatives of tarantulas, and are similar except that they are smaller, have less hairy abdomens, and legs that shine almost as if polished.
Range. Virginia south to Florida and west to California. Trapdoor spider tubes are usually found in the sides of banks in disturbed areas. Prey on large terrestrial arthropods and even, occasionally, on small lizards
These spiders look like little black tanks