I was surfing the net searching for infos on the camel spider and found your site, thank you for your articles ! It s very instructive and i spent much time discovering american bugs 🙂 That made me remember of a trip i made to indonesia, and of two spiders we found in our bedroom… they seem really common there, do you know if they are dangerous ?
Thank you,

Hi Pierre,
We are very happy to have your photos of both the male (left) and female Huntsman Spider or Banana Spider, Heteropoda venatoria, nicely showing the relative size. This spider is found around the world, especially in tropical ports. Not only are they harmless, these very large Giant Crab Spiders are welcome in many tropical countries because they roam about on the walls and eat cockroaches. Here is a site with more information.

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