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Wandering Spider

Cupiennius sp.


I keep finding this in my Home...totally confused...Huntsman Spider? Wolf spider? Leopard wandering spider or What??? I have gone into some Costa Rican Clubs in which they claim it is the Brazilian wandering spider? According to them we have them here now...??


Gallery Forest. 900 Meters-3000 feet above sea level, next to Tanaca National Park, a Pasture , and in a Garden with Endemic trees, plants and flowers of Costa Rica.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Wandering Spider
Cupiennius sp. File:Cupiennius salei, Adult Male.JPG - Wikipedia

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bayucca a year ago

Now I remember, who you are :-)
Thanks a lot, Stu, it's quite a longtime ago, but never too late for an appropriate ID!!

sjl197v2 a year ago

Long time and no ID, sorry for that! This beauty was an adult male of Cupiennius coccineus, currently in family Trechaleidae (that may change)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

Wow. That is an amazing spider. A nice big one too!

Thank you so much bayucca, I have put so many hour trying to ID this Spider and I have not been satisfied as to what it is...The markings in the butt and in the body do not convinced me on an ID yet... : ( I really would like and an ID because I get lots of them here in my Land...

bayucca 5 years ago

Still upset? :-)

bayucca 5 years ago

Ctenidae and I think it is a Cupiennius sp., however, not really sure which one. Getazi? Salei? Other one? Male or female?
Male of Salei?

bayucca 5 years ago

Upset? Really?

Oh i am so upset there were no takers to ID this beauty.. : (

San Ramón, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 26, 2019
Submitted on Feb 26, 2019

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