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)
Domestic Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria)
Malaysian Orange Huntsman (Thelcticopis modesta)
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