Picture ID 135787

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Please help to identify.

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  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2021
  • Photographed: Dec 16, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Drake Bay, Costa Rica
  • Spotted Outdoors: Forest
  • Found in web?: No
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I am a kid so I am not sure but I am looking g in books and trying to see the eyes pattern but I cant quite but I think maybe a wandering type spider but the colors dont match my pitures right but close shapes I think


You’re correct. This does appear to be a Wandering Spider. The markings seem to match the genus Kiekie the best.


Yay! Thank you I was wundering! also a some more are medical signfcant biters but um, do you know if this one too? I looked up your science name on the intnet but I cant find it what I want to know. Thank you


My understanding is that most Wandering Spiders do not have medically significant venom. When it comes to the Brazilian Wandering Spider genus, Phoneutria, I believe I have heard the arachnologist Tom Patterson state that out of the dozen or so species in the genus, only 3 or 4 of them have medically significant venom. A lot of them will have nasty bites but only a minority of them have serious bites that will require medical attention.


Thank you!


You’re doing an awesome job! Here’s another source for eye pattern charts https://bugguide.net/node/view/84423 Because it is from BugGuide it only covers spiders that are in USA and Canada.


Thank you too!!! I am doin school home with aunt nan till next year from the virus and so I have one subgect as free choice to study whatever i want with her and so we were doing dolfins and then space but spiders are my favorite and I can keep doing this for long as I want to stay interested!