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Brown Huntsman

Heteropoda sp.


I disturbed this large brown huntsman when I was sweeping outside our patio. I (and many other people) find these spiders really scary because they are so big and fast and LEGGY; however they are harmless. (Although they do seem to like dropping off walls/ceilings when you are walking underneath. Shudder.) This one is actually very beautiful. It's probably either Heteropoda jugulans or H. cervina - apparently they are almost impossible to tell apart without the aid of a microscope. Here are some links if anyone wants to try and figure it out!

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2013

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