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Photo#482273
Big Spider - Callobius - female

Big Spider - Callobius - Female
Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA
December 30, 2010
Size: ~ 20 mm
This is a large spider that's been in my garage for the last few days. I don't think I've ever seen a larger spider except for tarantulas. And it's basically stayed in the same spot the entire time. It barely flinched when I put the ruler next to it.

Moved to Callobius
Moved from ID Request.

Your spider is harmless. It's a female in the genus Callobius. (I hope you don't mind I cropped and edited your image for easier viewing.) Steve Lew lists quite a few species of Callobius in CA, so I'm not sure which species this is. You can see the list here.

 
I was just about to switch th
I was just about to switch the picture for a cropped version so thanks for that. And thanks for the quick response!

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