Heteropoda venatoria
(Huntsman Spider)

Picture ID 56291

Picture of Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider) - Female - Lateral,Accidental adventive

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Thinking possibly a fishing spider or nursery web not sure though

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BugmanDan

Hi. I was able to clean this up enough to see dark fishing spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus.
This a pet or outside wall?

ItsyBitsy

Hi, do you know where the spider came from or can you manage a clearer image? It looks suspiciously like a Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria) which isn’t native to Ohio.

BugmanDan

Hi. if this is the same spider, Itsy bitsy is correct, a Heteropoda venatoria huntsman spider.
The white bands didn’t show in your firs photo.
Odd these are not found north of the Carolinas and then only coastal states.
Likely a hitchhiker.
Also cool spiders, there are keeping guides for these, I question it would survive that far north.
ps: they are called cane spiders in Hawaii.
http://arachnoboards.com/threads/suggestions-for-caring-for-huntsmans.245930/

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Picture of Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture