Giant Huntsman Spider in Florida

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The world’s largest spider the Huge Pantropical Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria) is alive and living in Florida Backyards. *Note: This spiders ID was confirmed by Florida Dept of Agriculture expert as the invasive Huntsman. At about 3 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches long it is the largest of the Backyard spiders I have documented. Also called a Giant Crab Spider, it is an introduced species from Asia that is now living wild in subtropical areas of Florida. Ambush hunting for large insects like Palmetto Bugs and small lizards at night. Note this one only has seven legs. They are beneficial spiders that should not be killed. More information can be found at:

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