Trapdoor spider is a common name given to several families of spiders that belong to the Idiopidae, Actinopodidae, Ctenizidae, Migidae and Cyrtaucheniidae groups.
Most of these spiders build burrows in the ground and a silken-hinged door at their entrance. Then, they open the door to grab the passing insect quickly. While most trapdoor species can make a special door at their burrow’s entrance, some don’t, but they are still called trapdoor spiders.
This is because the doors they create are highly camouflaged and cannot be detected until they open.