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Family Sparassidae - Giant Crab Spiders

THIS WAS IN MY HOUSE!!!!! - Heteropoda venatoria - male Brown Spider - Olios giganteus - male Giant Crab Spider - Olios Spider #08-28 - Olios giganteus Big fuzzy brown found on bedroom wall after 2 days of rain - Olios giganteus - female male spider - male Giant Crab Spider - female Spider on Kwaay Paay Trail - Curicaberis peninsulanus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Sparassidae (Giant Crab Spiders)
Other Common Names
Huntsmen spiders
Numbers
5 genera in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico).
Range
Curicaberis - four species, southern states.
Decaphora - one species, Decaphora cubana, introduced to Florida from Cuba.
Heteropoda - one species, H. venatoria, introduced to the Gulf States & California.
Macrinus - one species, M. mohavensis, known only from San Bernardino County, CA.
Olios - one species Olios giganteus, southwestern USA.