Huntsman Spider from Australia

Subject: What’s this spider
Location: Regional Victoria, Australia
August 10, 2015 3:55 am
Found this scary looking thing on a piece of wood. Wondering what it is? Looks like a huntsman on steroids
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Huntsman Spider in Threat Position
Huntsman Spider in Threat Position

Dear :),
This is certainly a Huntsman Spider and it is in a classic threat position.  Because of the striped legs, we believe this may be a member of the genus
Holconia and there are similar looking images on and the Brisbane Insect site.  Your image is quite amazing.

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