Unidentified

Picture ID 40853

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Is this a wolf spider?

It was originally spotted 2 days ago on the ceiling above cabinets over the refrigerator. It fell, but was was too high to see or pursue. Found it on the floor this morning. Don’t know if the cat got it.

Our home backs up to a wooded area. We have seen several others since moving in just over a year ago.

  • Submitted by: 
    Luna
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 29, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Clermont / Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Cambridgei
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This is actually a Huntsman Spider, not sure on the exact species but these guys are really cool. Not dangerous to humans. (This is a guess but I’m very sure)

BugmanDan
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Hi. your spider is Sparassidae family, giant crab spider, Heteropoda venatoria species, AKA huntsman spider-cane spider. One of my favorite spiders. Very harmless, takes some serious provocation for them to bite, and not as dangerous as a bee sting. Poking a finger a them, they can mistake it for prey. Their eyesight is not all that good, but sensitive hairs, these can hunt moths and cockroaches in total darkness, quick enough to run down those big palmetto bugs. Fast if spooked, but really a very gentle and docile spider. A little challenge, but I catch these by hand. Funny, the… Read more »