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Family Sparassidae - Giant Crab Spiders

Old 4-legger - Heteropoda venatoria - female unknown spider - Curicaberis Olios species  - Curicaberis abnormis - male Orb Weaver Spider - Neoscona arabesca - Heteropoda venatoria Huntsman Spider w/Egg Sac - Heteropoda venatoria - female Spider on Kwaay Paay Trail - Curicaberis peninsulanus Spider - Curicaberis peninsulanus - female Female, Curicaberis? - Curicaberis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
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.