Comments & ID Thoughts
This crawled out from behind a curtain in my daughters room. Quite large, abdomen maybe 1.5 “ long. We are currently right along the coast in Uruguay, in a residential neighborhood.
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- Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
- Photographed: Mar 3, 2018
- Spider: Polybetes pythagoricus
- Location: Punta Ballena, Uruguay
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Huntsman Spider/Giant Crab Spider, looks like Polybetes pythagoricus.
Thanks! Thought it might be based on photos, but paranoia made me doubt. These are not poisonous to humans, correct?
So far as I am aware they are not considered to be of significant medical significance, unfortunately the effects of a bite from many species is not well documented. Doing a quick search on the matter I came across an excerpt from a book that includes an account of someone who was reportedly bit by a Polybetes sp. who subsequently was ill for a week and had an ulcer that took many weeks to heal … but that account is from 1909! Who knows what other medical conditions that individual may have had, and it’s only one account from over… Read more »