huntsman spider on blue wall

Large Spider found in northern Thailand.­ Diameter (including legs) was about 4 or 5 inch.­

Probably heteropoda venatoria (domestic huntsman spider).­ Can anyone confirm the ID?

asterope posted: wow! if im not mistaken, that looks just like a common brown huntsman spider (Heteropoda jugulans) which are very common in brisbane and the warmer parts of australia.­

It must be a close cousin, but it's slightly different from the photos found there: www.­geocities.­com/­brisbane_­spiders/­BrownHuntsman.­htm.

arachnid arachnida blue close up heteropoda venatoria huntsman spider macro sparassidae wildlife ประเทศไทย แมงมุม


Remember, spiders are good for people.­ They eat mosquitos and other desease-carring insects and they almost never bite people.­ They are nice and friendly, they just have a bad reputation because they look spooky with their 8 legs and their 8 eyes :)

Don't kill spiders! If you find one in your house, leave it alone or gently take it outside.­ Remember, spiders are your friends, they catch and eat mosquitos.­

Those photos were shot in Thailand in May 2008 (Bangkok) and in March-April 2005, where I traveled with my friend Anke Rega.

Related Set: Forensic medicine museum - Siriraj Hospital (Bangkok).

Our 25-day tour in 2005 included, in chronological order, Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanabury, Nam Tok, Erawan, Nam Tok Huai Mae Khamin, Thong Pha Phum, Sangkhla Buri, Wat Wang Wiwekaram, Ban Pa Rai Nok, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phanom Rung, Si Racha, Chantaburi, Ko Chang, Phimai, Nong Khai, Ban Phu, Wang Saphung, Loei, Dan Sai, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Si Ratchanalai, Chiang Mai, Tham Chiang Dao, Chiang Rai, Tha Ton, the Wieng Haeng loop, Pai, Muang Paeng, Tham Lot, and many other fantastic places that are not on the maps.­

We were lucky to be in the Phanom Rung historical park during the annual festival, during which the history and legends associated with this religious monument are re-enacted by hundreds of actors, dancers and musicians in a very impressive celebration.­

We also had the chance to be in Chiang Mai during Songkran, the Thai New Year (April 13th through the following week-end).­ During this holidays period, a Thai tradition consists in throwing copious amounts of water to others as a way to wish a happy new year.­ Chiang Mai's old defensive moat provide a endless source of water for the occasion.­

Camera used: Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel) with 4GB Microdrive.­

My Squared Circles

Those have been submitted to flickr's Squared Circles group.

Only the spider submission was rejected (not circle enough?).­

I know right!?Even my pet Spider,Amelia,Likes these pics!!
I'm a ten year old kid and i just fell of my seat cause i thought a ghost touched my,but it was just my pet spider,Amelia,Jumping onto my back,Cause she got scared too!!,so she jumped back to the wall and was trying to open the lights,but,she was not strong enough,so i turned it on and continued,to look at pics of spiders with Amelia
amazing picture!!!!!!!!!!