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Huntsman Spider

Family Sparassidae

Description:

Sparassidae is a family of spiders known as huntsman spiders because of their speed and mode of hunting. They also are called giant crab spiders because of their size and appearance. Larger species sometimes are referred to as wood spiders, because of their preference for woody places (forest, mine shafts, woodpiles, wooden shacks).

Habitat:

Seen at a small open forest near a river.

Notes:

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Thane, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Aug 24, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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