Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Huntsman Spiders

Superfamily Sparassoidea

Huntsman spiders are separated from the rest of the spiders in having the limbs facing forward, like a crab. Their eyes are arranged in two rows of four. Some of them are so large that they are mistaken as Tarantulas. Some of them have hairy legs.

Huntsman Spiders (Family Sparassidae)
Gnathopalystes kochi
Domestic Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)
Olios cursor
Olios lutescens
Olios perezi
Seramba bifasciata
Stasina planithorax
Malaysian Orange Huntsman (Thelcticopis modesta)

Rifle Range ©Eddy Lee

Dairy Farm ©Eddy Lee

Left: NTU. Right: Rifle Range ©Eddy Lee

Domestic Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria). Left: Female at Kranji Nature Trail ©Lau SY. Right: Male at Rifle Range ©Eddy Lee

Malaysian Orange Huntsman (Thelcticopis modesta) at Rifle Range ©Eddy Lee

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