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Funnel Web Spider

Macrothele calpetana


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:


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

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Dr Venom
Dr Venom 12 years ago
Spanish Funnel Web Spider
Macrothele calpetana

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Dr Venom
Dr Venom 12 years ago

A reclusive and pugnacious species, but absolutely spectacular!
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Marbella, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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