thick black spider
April 24, 2010
very slow moving, thick spider with shiny legs but flat black abdomen. joints in legs were white-ish.
henry county, georgia

Cork Lid Trapdoor Spider

Hi Travis,
This awesome spider is a Cork Lid Trapdoor Spider in the genus Ummidia, and there is information available on BugGuide where most of the submissions hail from Georgia.  We believe your specimen is a female because of her more compact legs.  The longer legged males travel in search of females, but females rarely leave their burrows, which makes your sighting a bit unusual.

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