What spider is this? ::
Location: Bali, Indonesia in the city of Kuta
November 4, 2010 2:44 pm
We came across the biggest spider we ever witnessed in real life on our honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia … specifically the city of Kuta. As my wife was digging through her suitcase this spider scatters out from under her clothes. Scary to say the least. The spider was at least 4-5 inches wide.
Your spider is a male Heteropoda venatoria, commonly called a Huntsman Spider or sometimes a Banana Spider. This species is believed to have originated in Southeast Asia, though the cultivation and shipment of bananas has resulted in the range expansion to include most port cities around the world in warm climates. The species is not considered dangerous and it is a nocturnal hunter that preys upon Cockroaches.