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Huntsman Spider

Heteropoda jugulans


10cm across the legs. Very fast


Residence with open access to parks and trees. This spider has been visiting the apartment for at least 2 years at the same time of year. It drinks from the sink and if there isn't water available there will sit patiently while I prepare something. The last time I filled a glass for it, it drank and then spent the night on the painting over the desk I was sitting at.


Identification: Field Guide to Spiders of Australia. Robert Whyte and Greg Anderson. Possibly Heteropoda jugulans

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 months ago

Awesome. Love the notes too. Nice to have a wild friend come visit :)

NSW, Australia

Lat: -34.74, Long: 150.47

Spotted on Oct 27, 2017
Submitted on Oct 27, 2017

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