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Trapdoor Spider

Myrmekiaphila

Description:

At least the size of a quarter if not bigger. Found sleeping/hibernating in the dirt where I was planting muscadines. Fat matte black abdomen with red legs. Prominent pinchers.

Habitat:

Fence line near an open field in rural area.

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3 Comments

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 4 years ago

Rather a Purseweb Spider than a Trapdoor Spider.

momsavang
momsavang 4 years ago

@ForestDragon, thank you as always :)! I am almost 100% sure it's a trap door spider after reading one bugguide post from Rome Georgia. I think I accidentally uploaded the instagram pic instead of the regular photo for one of those and it made the legs appear much more red than they actually were.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Possibly a female Sphodros rufipes. http://bugguide.net/node/view/116698

or maybe Genus Myrmekiaphila.http://bugguide.net/node/view/170331

Most certainly a Mygalomorph either way. http://bugguide.net/node/view/46198/bgpa...

momsavang
Spotted by
momsavang

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Mar 6, 2017
Submitted on Mar 6, 2017

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