Subject: What is it?
Geographic location of the bug: Cavite, Philippines
Time: 10:34 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Is this spider dangerous?
How you want your letter signed: Perry
This is a male Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria, a species that has expanded its range greatly due to the cultivation and shipment of bananas, hence the common name Banana Spider. Your individual is missing two of its legs. This species of Huntsman Spider is considered harmless to humans. The are nocturnal hunters that are tolerated indoors in many tropical countries because they feed on Cockroaches.