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Araña lobo tropical, Tropical wolf spider, Tropical wandering spider



Maybe a ctenus hibernalis, captiosus or longipes Found It on my living room. Body of about 2cm diam. With legs about 12 cm.


Tropical Mountain Forest of Guatemala. My living room actually.

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Stuart4 7 years ago

C. hibernalis and C. captiosus are from USA (and maybe into Mexico), while C.longipes is from Brazil. There are instead several described species from Central America which should be stronger candidates for this Guatemalan animal. Amongst these Ctenus peregrinus F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1900 originally described and even drawn in that work from Guatemala. This can be a much stronger candidate. Only the female is described in that work which is now over 100 years old, and nobody has published anything on them since. Your animal is an adult male (which if C. peregrinus) needs to have its anatomy formally described. This needs specimens preserving in local natural history collection, then studying, - and it would be great to see a Guatemalan biologist doing this.

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Guatemala, Guatemala

Spotted on Sep 13, 2012
Submitted on Sep 15, 2012

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