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Huntsman spider


Female w/egg sac. Wiki - Sparassidae (formerly Heteropodidae) are 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), or clock spiders.


Found 10M in an un-named cave, Brgy. Asinga Via, Baggao, Cagayan.


ID to Family Sparassidae by martinl. Sometimes called crab spiders or huntsman spiders. Photo by Jerry Rendon.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Brown huntsman spider
Heteropoda venatoria Brown huntsman spider
EJ 9 years ago
Huntsman spider( mom)

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This mom maybe the same as this molt:

Thanks ya'al for the comments, esp. to martinl for the family & common names.

MartinL 9 years ago

Nice shot ave spiders can refer to several different creatures and this one is a true spider; Family = sparassidae, sometimes called crab spiders or huntsman spiders.

Kittycat22 9 years ago

Wow that is simply gorgeous!!!!!

KarenL 9 years ago

You are welcome!

Thanks again KarenL, it's been added to Brooding & Eggs missions...

KarenL 9 years ago

Not that I am aware of, but we prefer that images are not cropped to the extent that they appear heavily pixelated.
I've just realized the typo in my previous comment - it should read the Brooding Behavior in Insects & other Arthropods mission!

TY KarenL, it has been added... Is there a recommended size for photos?

KarenL 9 years ago

Nice shot! You might like to also add this to the International Spider Survey & Brooking Behavior in Arthropods missions.
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Spotted on Feb 23, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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