Huge Spider in Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica near Arenal Volcano
November 3, 2011 9:27 pm
Hi. I’m wondering if you can help me identify this bug. It was in our hotel room in Costa Rica. We were staying at the Arenal Observatory, right next to the Arenal Volcano. It was late May/early June in the middle of the day.
Signature: Freaked Out!
Dear Freaked Out!,
We are sorry to hear you have still not recovered from this six month old sighting. We believe this is a Huntsman Spider and based on the pedipalps, we believe it is a male. Huntsman Spiders do not build webs, but rather, they stalk their prey, often at night.