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sjl197v2 Wandering Spider
Wandering Spider commented on by sjl197v2 Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Ricaa year ago

Long time and no ID, sorry for that! This beauty was an adult male of Cupiennius coccineus, currently in family Trechaleidae (that may change)

sjl197v2 Micrathena triserrata Spider
Micrathena triserrata Spider commented on by sjl197v2 Belmopan, Cayo, Belize5 years ago

I think also this is Micrathena triserrata instead.

sjl197v2 Micrathena gracilis
Micrathena gracilis commented on by sjl197v2 Limón, Costa Rica8 years ago

There are currently approximately 31 species of Micrathena for Central America alone. I love how people typically say M.sagittata or M.gracilis, but what about all the rest??!? This one seems most like Micrathena zilchi, but not recorded south of Honduras/El Salvador, so is quite an expansion of range into Costa Rica.

sjl197v2 Micrathena Spider
Micrathena Spider commented on by sjl197v2 Colón, Panama, Panama9 years ago

Not Wagneriana, it is Micrathena, it looks to be M. horrida (Taczanowski, 1873), ranging from Southern Mexico to Argentina. See Levi, 1985.

sjl197v2 Tarantula
Tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 Fort Collins, Colorado, USA9 years ago

It is a Grammostola sp. From Chile. In is NOT a USA native.

sjl197v2 tarantula
tarantula commented on by sjl197v2 Huila, Colombia9 years ago

This is not a tarantula, but an very important one to recognise, the Wandering spider Phoneutria sp. (family Ctenidae). Based on your location P. boliviensis might be most likely but also P. fera and P. reidyi are quite possible. A ventral photograph of markings under the abdomen would have helped make a species identification. BUT please take care with these spiders, the venom can be medically significant.

sjl197v2 Amblypygi
Amblypygi commented on by sjl197v2 Costa Rica9 years ago

Its either Phrynus or Paraphyrynus sp, based on the spine pattern on the palps. From the looks of it my money would be on Phrynus

sjl197v2 Araña blanca, white spider
Araña blanca, white spider commented on by sjl197v2 Valencia, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain9 years ago

Sorry, not Thomisidae, something more like Miturgidae - Cheiracanthium

sjl197v2 Spider
Spider commented on by sjl197v2 Panama9 years ago

Peucetia sp, Oxyopidae.

sjl197v2 Wolf Spider
Wolf Spider commented on by sjl197v2 Puerto Francisco de Orellana, Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador10 years ago

It's a wandering spider, most likely of the genus Phoneutria. It is important to have caution with these, the venom is potent.

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