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Wandering Spider?


This spider was found in my boot one morning. It was fairly fast moving and about the size of my palm.


Tropical rainforest in the Guiana Shield, Suriname.

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Gina423 6 years ago

Yeah I took that photo at dawn, and it had just plopped out if my boot so it was scurrying everywhere. Being so far from the city I didn't want to risk being bitten if it was poisonous, so that's the best photo I got. That does look similar to it though. Thanks, it's a step in the right direction!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

A total stab in the dark: Ctenidae, wandering spiders. Here's an example (If only there was a more direct front-on view of yours).

Gina423 6 years ago

Okay, here goes another try... anyone have any idea what kind of South American spider this is? Spotted in Suriname. I've been researching different types of spiders since I got back from my trip and nothing I've found looks much like this. Any sort of help would be appreciated!

Gina423 7 years ago

I thought since there was a whole mission for spiders someone could point me in the right direction. I've been searching pictures of South American spiders like crazy and I haven't seen anything that looks like it. I wanted to see if it was poisonous or not, since I had my foot in the boot for about ten seconds before I realized something else was in there! Which is why you always! check your boots! before you put them on!

Spider ID are hard to get here. Hope you get an ID, love spiders

Gina423 7 years ago

So... nobody has any inkling what kind of spider this is? I found it in my boot one morning in South America and it scared me half to death! Way scarier than a tarantula!

Spotted by

Paramaribo, Suriname

Lat: 5.13, Long: -55.07

Spotted on May 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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