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Olios giganteus
(Giant Crab Spider)

Picture ID 192715

Picture of Olios giganteus (Giant Crab Spider) - Ventral

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This is the underside of the spider I found in my apartment this morning.

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Nod

This is a giant crab spider. Also known as a huntsman in the family Sparassidae. I am not sure what type of huntsman it is but I am going to guess it is one in the genus Olios. Compare to this one – https://bugguide.net/node/view/1731770/bgimage Huntsman spiders are found in North America but not usually as far north as Canada so I am guessing it came in on a delivery. Its abdomen looks quite shrunken (spent a while in transit??) but you can make out a Y shape on it….Again … I am sure it is a Huntsman but not sure… Read more »

Nod

This spider is not aggressive, nor does it have medically significant venom

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