Found underneath a rock. Was pretty cool.
Male spider, identification by arachnologist Rick Vetter. Photos by Dolores Ibarra
Found in lab nearly dead. I think this is a female of the species.
Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: February 5, 2011
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The crevice weaver spiders (super-family Filistatoidea, family Filistatidae) contain primitive cribellate spiders. They are haplogyne weavers of funnel or tube webs. The family contains 17 genera and more than hundred described species worldwide. One of the most abundant members of this family in the Americas is the Southern house spider (Kukulcania hibernalis). Named after the fierce Meso-American god Kukulkan, the females are large (up to nearly 20 mm) dark-colored spiders and males are light brown, smaller (about...