Sparassidae: huntsman spiders

Photo credit: Ettore Balocchi, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

A family of over 1000 species, mainly found in warm regions. There is just one British species, Micrommata virescens, the Green Huntsman, a large, and vividly green spider unlikely to be confused with any other. While females are all green (above), males are also marked with red stripes alongside the abdomen. Its eight eyes are arranged in an oval pattern and are surrounded by white hairs like eyelashes. This spider lives in damp woodland…

Source: BugBlog

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