What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Dead spiders in my pool
Geographic location of the bug:  Killeen, Texas
Date: 10/07/2017
Time: 05:48 PM EDT
Found it dead in the pool. Just curious what it is and if me and my guests need to worry. Legs outstretched it was about 4″ from… toe to toe? And torso was around 1.75″ long.
How you want your letter signed:  Mike

Male Trapdoor Spider

Dear Mike,
This is a male Trapdoor Spider, probably in the genus
Ummidia, and they are not aggressive.  Male Trapdoor Spiders wander in search of a mate and males are frequently found drowned in pools.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Killeen, Texas

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