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Large Spider Identity
Hi. Although your site is very extensive, I have not been able to determine what type of spider this is. We live outside of Austin, TX and we found this guy in our garage. He could have been forced into the neighborhood by nearby construction. He has fangs and very distinctive/unusual markings on his bottom side. Thank you so much for any information you can give me.
Angel G

Hi Angel,
This is a male Trapdoor Spider. The female rarely leaves her burrow and has shorter legs. The males, which are shorter lived, leave their burrows to search for mates and often meet untimely ends. They are not dangerous.
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