Sunday, March 18, 2007

A Possible New Huntsman Spider?

Spotted in a rain forest in North Queensland, the orange and black marked spider may be the newest member of the Huntsman Clan.

The female collected by Alan Henderson has a 35 mm body and 90 mm leg span (that is around 1.4 inches and 3.5 inches, respectively).

Dubbed the "Tiger Huntsman" due to its coloration, the world may not know whether it is truly a new species until after it expires. Until then it can be seen as part of Melbourne Museum's Bugs Alive! exhibit.

For more see The Age

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At 11:10 PM, Blogger gio said...


At 2:19 AM, Blogger jakemg12 said...

That's weird, it looks like a huge jumping spider or crab spider.


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