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Largest & most fierce looking spider in Europe. This adult male measured 72 mm in leg-span. You can see footage of this spider as it just clips my fingernail at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqEAmPvGW...
Mediterranean scrub land
Not as venomous as the notorious Sydney Funnel Web Atrax robustus. Although considered a dangerous species in 'Poisonous Creatures of the Mediterranean; Bites, Treatments & Identification by Vejay K Singh. For further info, checkout www.drvenom.org
A reclusive and pugnacious species, but absolutely spectacular!
Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011