Subject: ?? a wolf spider
Geographic location of the bug: Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Time: 07:27 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found you on the website and wonder if you might help? I saw this spider in a neighbour’s garden. It was on the gate staying very quiet and not moving at all at about 11 in the morning. I grew up in Zim so have always loved all things “many legged”. I can’t figure out what type of spider this is? Do you know? It was almost a pinky-brown colour. I have attached a picture.
How you want your letter signed: Many thanks, Robyn.
This is NOT a Wolf Spider. It is a Giant Crab Spider or Huntsman Spider in the family Sparassidae.
Thank you so much for your reply. Very much appreciated.
Have a great day,