Isopeda

Picture ID 6327

Picture of Isopeda - Dorsal

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No idea what this is, unfortunately picture was taken after we spray it, but when I saw it and turn on the light, it will stand with the back legs and going up in an attack posture..would like to know what it is, and not sure what measures to take, since it's a building, 3rd floor and was found on a wall in the bedroom... would we need to have exterminator...thank in advance...regards

  • Submitted by: 
    Oj2ad
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Photographed: Mar 26, 2018
  • Spider: Isopeda
  • Location: Mount Waverley, VIC, Australia
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae). It looks similar to this Victorian Huntsman (Isopeda victorialis), but there are a bunch of other options in the genus in range that I don’t know how to rule out. Tentatively filed to genus.
http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=2508

ItsyBitsy
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Also, this probably isn’t cause for an exterminator. You just need to figure out where it got in at and seal up the cracks.

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