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What kind of spider am I? - Heteropoda venatoria

What kind of spider am I? - Heteropoda venatoria
Marrero , Louisiana, USA
May 25, 2015
Spider showed up at my daughters house. Bigger one already seen in back yard and we are trying to identify if poisonous or any threat to dogs

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Brown Huntsman Spider
A male Heteropoda venatoria.
They have venom, as with most spiders. However, the venom is not medically significant to people or pets. Likewise, they feed on pests such as cockroaches.


The only North American spiders with medically significant venom are the recluse and black widow spiders. Learn to identify those and you will feel safer with all the others.

P.S. No spider is poisonous because poison has to be injested.

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