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Brazilian Wandering Spider

Phoneutria nigriventer


The Brazilian wandering spider on the Singônio (Syngonium angustatum) leaf. Do you know what is most interesting about this meeting of mine? At that night, the night I photographed our little friend there, I found at least 6 individuals huddled in a big bush of Singonius in my backyard. On this day I discovered the huge population of Phoneutria that I had right under my window! Since then I don't mess with them, they don't mess with me. But this must still be the most dangerous bush on the planet, since the plant is also toxic! I am still impressed by the aggressiveness and strength of this species. They are indeed dangerous and with the lust that attack even a simple swaying twig, I believe they should not make much of a distinction between cockroaches and human fingers. Should I hang a "Beware of the spider. Enter at own risk." in my gate? :) The first picture I made with my hands about 25cm. At this distance, if it wanted, it would catch me. Just a tiny vibration on the leaf it was on and... it would be a long night!


Southeast Brazil, Minas Gerais


It's the dry season here now and they are a bit gone (I photographed this one last summer on a night after heavy rain). As soon as the rainy season returns I believe they will come back too, and then I will make some videos.

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Leonardo Castro
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Leonardo Castro

MG, Brazil

Lat: -20.72, Long: -41.89

Spotted on Sep 11, 2019
Submitted on Sep 11, 2019

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