Subject: Commonly found spider
Location: Eastern Mediterranea,Agean Sea,Islands
October 9, 2012 3:43 pm
What kind of spider is this one? I encounter them everywhere, even in my house.They usually make a small web on the corners of walls and hide in there.
You neglected to tell us the size of this beautiful creature, and we are guessing it is at least 4-5 centimeters across. It is some species of Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider, and we will try to do additional research. We are also guessing you are on a Greek island.
Update: October 14, 2012
We believe we have correctly identified this Huntsman spider as Eusparassus walckenaeri based on this photo posted to the Crab Spiders website and this photo from the Forum Natura Mediterraneo site.