Crevice Weaver
( Kukulcania sp. )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Kukulcania sp.
(Lehtinen ,1967 )
Common Name:Crevice Weaver
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Filistatidae
Genus:Kukulcania
Taxon Code:ARA01130
ITIS/TSN:848621

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Rd., Antioch
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB060700
Open Space Location:Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

RECOGNITION
Description
These spiders create a tube-like retreat in cracks. This spider varies greatly in color from light brown to dark black. Females are generally grey to black while the males are tan. Males look very similar to the Recluse spiders, except they have much longer pedipalps, eight eyes (not six as in the Recluse family), and very long front legs.
Diversity
There may be 5 species and 1 subspecies in the US.

BIOLOGY
Diversity
There may be 5 species and 1 subspecies in the US.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
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