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Subject:  Possibly Huntsman spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Bali, Indonesia
Date: 05/01/2019
Time: 08:27 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this one in my hotel room and was unable to catch it. About the size of the palm of my hand. Judging from the pics on this site, it has the right “pacman” markings to be a Huntsman, but it doesn’t have the awkward legs and movements of other Huntsman spiders I’ve seen.  Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Jason

Male Huntsman Spider

Dear Jason,
This is indeed a Huntsman Spider and we believe it is a long legged male
Heteropoda venatoria, a species that has spread to many tropical ports because of the importation of bananas, giving it the common name Banana Spider.

Comment from Cesar Crash
Looks like Heteropoda, but I think H. venatoria never has this stripy legs, at least the ones introduced in Brazil, they are quite common here. This genus has so many species, many of them in Indonesia: https://wsc.nmbe.ch/genus/3115/Heteropoda

 

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Location: Bali, Indonesia

2 Responses to Huntsman Spider from Bali

  1. Looks like Heteropoda, but I think H. venatoria never has this stripy legs, at least the ones introduced in Brazil, they are quite common here. This genus has so many species, many of them in Indonesia: https://wsc.nmbe.ch/genus/3115/Heteropoda

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