Comments & ID Thoughts
Guessing a Wolf Spider, but it is much bigger than suggested. The back body is about 1 inch long and a 1/2 inch wide. With the legs included, the total diameter is about 4 inches. Found outside in a man-made overhang inside a large tin can that had a bunch of long sticks and poles seated in it.
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- Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
- Photographed: Apr 26, 2018
- Spider: Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider)
- Location: FORT MCCOY, Florida, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Lateral
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria.
Hi. Thanks for commenting! I find it hard to tell the difference between a wolf and a huntsman. What is it that you see that differentiates it from a wolf spider?
Hi,the simplest way I can explain it, is huntsman are officially called giant crab spiders. A more overall flattened look and latrigrade legs seem to hinge forward. Two distinct rows of four eyes, where wolf spiders have a row of for eyes, two large median eyes, and two lateral eyes. The H. venatoria often has a white mustache and a white lateral band at the posterior of the prosoma(body segment) Males often have a dark ‘pac-man’ pattern on the carapace (top of the body segment.) Comparing general images,you can tell the difference, the huntsman spiders: https://www.google.com/search?q=huntsman+spider+images&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 And the wolf spiders:… Read more »