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Long-Jawed Spider


This is one scary spider. It is over 3cm in body length. The jaws are black and enormous. The legs are orange-red next to the body and brown by the end of the tarsi. The abdomen is rounded with a pattern of dark on light or light on dark. The first 4 photos are of one specimen, the last two photos are of a different specimen, which was feeding on some kind of prey. I see them hunting on their own and never with a web. I don't think I could keep my cool if I found it in my bed.


Out hunting at night, semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 2,200 meters.

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Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 12, 2018
Submitted on Nov 28, 2018

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