Subject: Black spider
Location: Benoni East Rand Gauteng
March 26, 2016 1:00 am
Before we moved into our new house one night, we spoted a strange looking black spider in the house. I’ve never seen one like this before, can you tell me what this is?
This looks like a primitive Mygalomorph Spider, a member of the Infraorder Mygalomorphae, the group that includes Tarantulas and Trapdoor Spiders. We believe your individual is a Trapdoor Spider. It does not look too dissimilar from the Horned Trapdoor Spider, Stasimopus filmeri, and other members of the genus pictured on iSpot.