Heteropoda venatoria
(Huntsman Spider)

Picture ID 10074

Picture of Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider) - Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria.

ItsyBitsy

An introduced species from Tropical Asia. It’s my understanding they like to eat cockroaches … so, that’s beneficial.. To relocate one you can place a container over it, gently slide a stiff piece of paper under it, and release it outside. Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance, and are unlikely to bite except in self defense – everyone’s immune system is different though.

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