Subject: My spidey senses…are failing me.
Location: Western Prescott Arizona
September 21, 2013 10:01 pm
I was out at my dads house in Prescott Arizona and came across this guy hanging out right under the eve of the garage door. I thought he was a tarantula but I’m starting to think its a golden huntsman… I had been on the search for a tarantula my whole trip out there so I got a little excited and took him home with me to San Diego as a pet.
He’s about 3 inches across leg to leg, has sizable shiny black mandibles.
Signature: Bug crazy
Dear Bug crazy,
In our opinion, this is a Giant Crab Spider in the genus Olios, but we are not certain of the species. Giant Crab Spiders are sometimes called Huntsman Spiders. See BugGuide for additional information on Giant Crab Spiders.