Subject: Beautiful Spider
Location: St. George Utah
November 6, 2013 12:34 pm
My Neighbor found this Spider on the outside wall of her home by their door and brought is over to out house in a container. she said that she was a Wood spider but I am not sure if she is. I have a hobby of photographing and I took quite a few pictures of her. my Neighbor Said that she was going to have some babies since she was fairly large But it is normal for spiders to be large. I would love to know what kind she is. thank you for your time!
I love all nature, bugs, animals, insect’s and so on.
This is a Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider in the genus Olios. Spiders in this family do not build webs to snare prey, but rather hunt for prey during nocturnal rambles.
We believe it is entirely possible that this individual will lay eggs soon.