What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: ?Huntsman Spider?
Location: British Virgin Islands
March 2, 2014 6:31 pm
I took this photo Feb 3 2009. This spider is on a 2×4 deck board, so the abdomen seems to be just less than an inch diameter. It was hiding out of sight under a canvas cover, and dropped out when the cover was lifted, so my guess is that it is mostly nocturnal. It sought a hiding place slowly.
Signature: RD

Huntsman Spider

Huntsman Spider

Dear RD,
We agree that this is a Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider in the family Sparassidae.  They arrangement of the eyes looks like the examples on the BugGuide Spider Eye Arrangement page.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: british virgin islands

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