Kukulcania

This genus, belonging to the crevice weaver spider family, is a small group of spiders. Scientists are still researching about the genus.

Kukulcania Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Southern House (Kukulcania hibernalis)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders have around 0.74 in (1.8 in ), and males are smaller than their female mates.

Scientific Classification

Color: Light brown to dark brown, black to beige, these spiders are mostly such colored.

Other Characteristic Features: Male spiders have thinner and more slender bodies than female spiders.

Eggs

Female spiders make egg sacs before laying eggs into them. The sac is then filled with tiny and round eggs.

Spiderlings

In some species, spiderlings stay closely to each other and sometimes collectively hunt preys. They stay with their mothers initially but disperse soon.

The Web

Either female adult spiders or juveniles create flat webs for catching their prey.

Are Spiders of Kukulcania Venomous

Studies have shown that in certain species, male spiders are likely to bite with some rare results like allergy and swelling. They are not venomous at all.

Quick Facts

Distribution USA, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Habitat Trees
Diet Beetles, cockroaches, houseflies, and other insects
Lifespan 5-8 years

Did You Know

  • The name of the genus has been given after the Mesoamerican serpent goddess, Kukulkan.
  • The genus was first described in 1967 by the Finnish arachnologist, Pekka T. Lehtinen.

Image Credits: bugguide.net

This genus, belonging to the crevice weaver spider family, is a small group of spiders. Scientists are still researching about the genus.

Kukulcania Spider

Spiders Belonging to this Genus

Southern House (Kukulcania hibernalis)  

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders have around 0.74 in (1.8 in ), and males are smaller than their female mates.

Color: Light brown to dark brown, black to beige, these spiders are mostly such colored.

Other Characteristic Features: Male spiders have thinner and more slender bodies than female spiders.

Eggs

Female spiders make egg sacs before laying eggs into them. The sac is then filled with tiny and round eggs.

Spiderlings

In some species, spiderlings stay closely to each other and sometimes collectively hunt preys. They stay with their mothers initially but disperse soon.

The Web

Either female adult spiders or juveniles create flat webs for catching their prey.

Are Spiders of Kukulcania Venomous

Studies have shown that in certain species, male spiders are likely to bite with some rare results like allergy and swelling. They are not venomous at all.

Quick Facts

Distribution USA, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Habitat Trees
Diet Beetles, cockroaches, houseflies, and other insects
Lifespan 5-8 years

Did You Know

  • The name of the genus has been given after the Mesoamerican serpent goddess, Kukulkan.
  • The genus was first described in 1967 by the Finnish arachnologist, Pekka T. Lehtinen.

Image Credits: bugguide.net

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