Olios giganteus
(Giant Crab Spider)

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Picture of Olios giganteus (Giant Crab Spider) - Dorsal

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I think it is a Giant Crab Spider / Golden Huntsman. This is the second one I have found in my 5th wheel. (One today and the other last summer) I keep it stored in Tucson and believe that’s where they have came from. Any fees back would be great. Are they Poisonous?

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Hi. You called it correct, Olios giganteus. Tucson does have a heavy population, but they are very common from central Texas to Ca. coast and north to Oregon. Common in Maricopa county. Not poisonous, but are venomous. IF you could provoke a bite from one of these, it would be no more harmful than a bee sting. Growing up, these were plentiful at my aunts place in Orange California, I was forever playing with them. A bit of challenge to catch, but gentle giants. Autumn, most I found were nominally 3 1/2 inches across the legs, cover the palm of… Read more »

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