Subject: Haitian Sensation
Location: Cap-Haïtien, République d’Haïti
January 30, 2015 12:45 am
What an informative website. So, Giant Crab Spider, Sparassid, Olios, I guess. May I ask for some help in identification, please? This was seen in northern Haiti … no unnecessary carnage though I can’t speak to her relationship with the local cockroach community.
You have the family correct, but this Huntsman Spider or Giant Crab Spider is Heteropoda venatoria, a species that has spread to warm coastal cities throughout the world with shipments of bananas, hence another common name of Banana Spider. This individual is a male.