Thelcticopis

Picture ID 100076

Picture of Thelcticopis - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

No idea what this is - anyone help? On the ceiling of our jungle lodge in Thailand near Ranong and the Myanmar border. Soon after taking photo a gecko tried to eat it - unsuccessfully, the spider was twice its size.

  • Submitted by: 
    Philcrookes
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2020
  • Photographed: Mar 4, 2020
  • Spider: Thelcticopis
  • Location: Patong - near Ranong , Thailand
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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TangledWeb

Nice spider! I wish you got a photo of the gecko trying to eat it also. I think we might actually have more photos of spiders eating lizards than the opposite. My best educated guess is that it is a Huntsman in family Sparassidae, probably genus Thelcticopis. This is the list of all of the species in the genus from the World Spider Catalog. https://wsc.nmbe.ch/genus/3165/Thelcticopis From each species name on the gray horizontal bars are the primary ranges of that species. There are many that are possibilities. The ranges aren’t all- encompassing.

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Picture of Thelcticopis spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Thelcticopis spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Thelcticopis spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture