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Subject: Trapdoor Spider?
Location: North of Tucson, Arizona, USA
March 19, 2017 6:58 pm
She wasn’t too happy to be shoveled out of my garden while I was pulling up weeds and turning soil.
She was clinging to a strip of silk “fabric”, so I’m guessing she’s a trapdoor spider? I’ve never seen one outside one of their holes before.
Signature: Ema

Trapdoor Spider

Dear Ema,
We love digging up critters in the garden.  Earlier this year, we were pulling out weeds and we discovered a California Slender Salamander.  We agree this is a female Trapdoor Spider.  We will attempt to identify the species.  Though the face is not showing on your individual, it resembles this Red Moustached Trapdoor Spider on Arachnoboards.  This might be a member of the genus
Ummidia as pictured on BugGuide.

Location: Tucson, Arizona

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