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Brazilian Wandering Spider

Phoneutria nigriventer

Description:

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!

Habitat:

Southeast Brazil, Minas Gerais

Notes:

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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