Comments & ID Thoughts
Is this a huntsman or cane spider?
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- Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
- Photographed: Mar 23, 2018
- Spider: Heteropoda venatoria (Huntsman Spider)
- Location: Kapaa Hawaii on NouNou West trail of Sleeping Giant, Hawaii, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Forest
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
This spider was on the ground in a large tree root within a stand of pine trees. The whole spider was about 4-5 inches. The body about 1 inch. It was overall light tan in color.
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Yes, this looks like a Cane Spider/Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria.
Thank you! This is the largest spider I have ever encountered. It left me a bit rattled. I am trying to appreciate the fact that they eat cockroaches 🙂 aloha!