Thelcticopis

Picture ID 4857

Picture of Thelcticopis - Dorsal

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Identify the species

  • Submitted by: 
    Anitha
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Photographed: Feb 2, 2018
  • Spider: Thelcticopis
  • Location: Cochin, India
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like is could be a Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae) … maybe a Thelcticopis sp.. The dorsal illustration for Thelcticopis moolampilliensis in “Jose & Sebastian, 2007” is similar enough to be a possibility, but it’s just a line drawing and I don’t have images to compare to for every possible species in the genus in India. Does Cochin = Kochi? T. moolampilliensis has Moolompilly Island and Kochi, Kerala, India listed as it’s known distribution.

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