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Giant crab spider (Huntsman)

Heteropoda venatoria

Description:

Spotted 15M in Elias Cave, Sison, Pangasinan.

Notes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparassidae.... Photo by Jerry Rendon

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 10 years ago
Giant crab spider (huntsman)
Family Sparassidae Huntsman spider


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10 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

This is the only species of Huntsman we have in So-Cal. It's also found in Texas and Florida.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Good one. This is a male then. I'm just amazed by it being in Orange County, USA 8>]

Thanks Argybee, you're welcome to post the species ID above so you are credited with the suggestion...

peter
peter 10 years ago

Woah :O

Thanks Goody, spotting has been updated...

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

Scary macro ;)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Grate spotting !

Quite large, maybe 30cm or so, it was taken a while back

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

What a beauty! How big is this?

Pangasinan, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 23, 2009
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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