Comments & ID Thoughts
Abdomen was larger than my thumbnail. Would guess about 2 inches in diameter. At first I thought that 2 of its legs were missing but on closer inspection it seems that the two closest to its mouth are just smaller in size?
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- Submitted: May 24, 2019
- Photographed: May 4, 2019
- Spider: Olios giganteus (Giant Crab Spider)
- Location: Chico, California, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
This beauty crawled out from under the edge of my house and up the garage wall. Bigger than anything I’ve seen in Northern California. Pregnant maybe? At first I thought wolf spider but it doesn’t match any photos. What say the experts?
Hi, this is a Giant Crab Spider/Golden Huntsman – Olios giganteus.
Super cool thanks for the info!