Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Ctenizidae Bothriocyrtum californicum female 28 - 33 mm California trap-door spider
Found: La Habra Hts, CA Date: 23 Apr. 09 ID: D453
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Bothriocyrtum californicum
Burrow doors, view 4, if present, are usually located on sunny hillsides. Females will be found only if their burrows have been significantly disturbed or destroyed. Males can be found walking around during the mating season. When disturbed, the spider holds the door closed with her fangs: note in view 5 the two fang holes in the center of the image.
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