Found this big guy this morning on my living room ceiling.
Hi,and welcome to the site. Your not so little friend is a golden huntsman spider, family Sparassidae,Olios giganteus species. Worth having around if you can tolerate them.
Thanks! So Dan, I was just wandering why this one is very dark in color, the other Huntsmen all seem to have the tab colors going on. Also what does dorsal mean, and if I can tolerate him? Lol he just is chilling on the ceiling but should I get him outside? I have 2 children…
Hi, Well, Itsy Bitsy called the genus and species closer, this is a fairly new genus, 3 species, and so rarely found, I forget they exist. Dorsal is a term for top view perspective and tolerate, is if you don’t mind sharing your home with these. I have been up close and personal with the Olios and Heteropoda, and find them quite innocuous, even docile, and very reluctant to bite. Quick if you spook them, but none of the giant crab spiders are considered medically significant. They are venomous though and can bite if provoked, worst case may be like… Read more »
Awesome! Thank you for all the information. I am enjoying this website a lot!
You are very welcome, any questions,feel free to ask.
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Your spider is a Giant Crab/Huntsman Spider (Sparassidae), the genus is Curicaberis.