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Subject: Spider – Vietnam
Location: Vietnam (Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park)
January 26, 2014 9:33 am
Dear Bugman,
I’ve been trying to identify this spider I saw in Vietnam (the Phong Nha Ke Bang area) in 2012, but have not yet succeeded. Is the photo of enough to identify it? As a fairly new bug enthusiast any information you can help with would be great.
Thank you!
Signature: Sarah

Unknown Spider

Unknown Spider

Hi Sarah,
Do you have any additional images of this Spider?  This is not the ideal camera angle for an identification, but it is sure an interesting looking Spider.  We will post your photo and try to research its identity.  It reminds us of a Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider in the family Sparassidae.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to make out the eye pattern arrangement which is one of the best means of identifying the different spider families.

Spider closeup

Spider closeup

Hi Daniel,
Thank you for looking at the picture so quickly!
Unfortunately this was the only angle I got – it was peeking out of a hole under the path I was walking on (also was before I knew what was needed to identify spiders).
The closest I thought too was a Huntsman but the colouring on this one seemed quite distinct – I love the distinct black feet (must learn the technical terms!) on this spider.
Thanks for the assistance, I’ll keep researching and fingers crossed too.
What a wonderful site WTB is.
Kind regards,
Sarah

 

 

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