Huntsman Spider and Tarantula from Baja California, Mexico

Subject: Big Fast Moving, Baja California Sur Spider?
Location: Baja California Sur
November 6, 2012 11:54 am
Dear Bugman,
Any idea what this bug is
Signature: Rob

Male Huntsman Spider

Hi Rob,
You have enclosed two different species of spiders.  The one on the yellow background is a male Huntsman Spider, probably
Olios giganteus, which according to BugGuide can be identified by the “dark chelicerae, prominent heart mark.”   Huntsman Spiders are shy nocturnal hunters that will help keep the home free of cockroaches.  The other spider appears to be a Tarantula.


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