Huntsman Spider from South Africa

Subject:  ?? a wolf spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 10/08/2018
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.

Huntsman Spider

Dear Robyn,
This is NOT a Wolf Spider.  It is a Giant Crab Spider or Huntsman Spider in the family Sparassidae.

Dear Daniel,
Thank you so much for your reply. Very much appreciated.
Have a great day,

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