Cupiennius

Picture ID 10263

Picture of Cupiennius - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

Was down the side of the seat cushion on the outdoor patio. Have been told it is a brazilian wandering spider, another type of wandering spider - both dangerous - - or a fishing spider (dolomedes) not harmful

  • Submitted by: 
    Danhill
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Photographed: Apr 19, 2018
  • Spider: Cupiennius
  • Location: Ojochal de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Hi, this looks like something between … same family as Phoneutria, different genus – Cupiennius … doesn’t have the same reputation of medical significance, but I’d treat them with caution just to be on the safe side. Everyone’s immune system is different. I see a bunch of possibilities in the genus listed for Costa Rica, I’m not sure which exact one this is.

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