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Huntsman spider(with egg sac)

Heteropoda sp.

Description:

Heteropoda is a genus of spiders in the family Sparassidae, the huntsman spiders. They are mainly distributed in tropical Asia and Australia, while at least one species, H. venatoria, has a cosmopolitan distribution,and H. variegata occurs in the Mediterranean. These spiders catch and eat insects, but in a laboratory study one species readily ate fish and tadpoles when offered,and H. venatoria has been known to eat scorpions and bats.

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Ashutosh Dudhatra
Spotted by
Ashutosh Dudhatra

Rajkot, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Sep 6, 2016
Submitted on Sep 6, 2016

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