Spider in Guanxi Province, China
Location: Baise, Guangxi Province, China
January 9, 2011 9:31 pm
We accidently disturbed this guy from behind a framed picture in a building. His legs are about 6-8 inches each. He didn’t move very quickly and didn’t jump. We have considered it being a huntsman or a golden earth tiger spider…what is he??
Signature: the Reeves family
Dear Reeves Family,
Your suspicion that this is a Huntsman Spider is correct, however we believe your size estimate is an exaggeration. Erring on the low end, if each leg was six inches long, this spider would be more than a foot across. Just like the fish that got away, the size of insects that are observed and that make an impression often seem much larger than they really are.