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Giant crab spider, Cane spider

Heteropoda venatoria

Description:

Large spider (4 in. including the legs). The body is not very hairy, but the legs have erectile setae, each of which is marked with a black dot. The spider is not considered dangerous, but it does deliver enough venom to give a painful bite. Besides insects it has been known to prey on scorpions and bats.

Habitat:

Rural garden.

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Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 22, 2019
Submitted on Oct 22, 2019

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