Subject: Unknown spider
Location: Mindo Ecuador
April 11, 2015 7:31 pm
Hey Its Carl again from the night walks in the cloud forest Ecuador, could do with some help identifying the family and species of this spider.
Also struggling with this larvae and praying mantis.
Signature: Thanks Carl
We believe, though we are not certain, that this might be a Wandering Spider in the genus Phoneutria, and you may read more about Wandering Spiders on the Museum für Naturkunde Karlsruhe website where it states: “There is no doubt that the venom of some of the species is quite potent for mammals, including humans.” We eagerly welcome additional opinions on this identification. Perhaps Cesar Crash of Insetologia can provide something. In the future, please submit a single species per submission form as it makes it extremely difficult for us to categorize postings with multiple species.