Ctenidae
(Wandering Spiders)

Picture ID 97699

Picture of Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders) - Dorsal

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Is this a type of fishing spider? Or a Wolf spider? I found it on the wall in my garden in Costa Rica. I enhanced the colours a bit, as the photo is taken at night.

  • Submitted by: 
    Hugo
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2019
  • Photographed: Dec 28, 2019
  • Spider: Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders)
  • Location: Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy

Wandering Spider (Ctenidae), cf. Kiekie sp.. 7 species in the genus listed for Costa Rica. Some species formerly placed in Ctenus.

BugmanDan

Family is Sparassidae, giant çrab spider-huntsman spider. Quite harmless, cool to have àround.

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