Heteropoda venatoria
(Huntsman Spider)

Picture ID 55550

Picture of Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider) - Dorsal

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This is a very common spider in my house. It hunts little bugs at night on the bathroom floor and in the bedroom. I don't think it makes a web. I tried to catch one once and accidentally killed it. Its about 2". I'm surprised I can't match it to pictures on the internet of common spider. Please help identify.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is a Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria.

BugmanDan

Hi, they can be a challenge to catch, best luck I have had is by hand.
Ruud Kleinpaste describes huntsmn spiders better than I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu4Y4j5bYB0
Full grown, these can almost cover my hand.

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