Huntsman - Neosparassus spp
Female 2 cm Leg span: up to 15 cm
Male 1.6 cm Leg span: up to 15 cm
Hunstman's are ground dwelling spiders, meaning they spend their lives travelling around rather than stationed in a web. They are usually found living under leaves and loose bark on trees in the garden, under rocks, in crevices in walls. Inside, they can often be seen behind curtains and blinds, behind cupboards and many other crevice situations.
Risk to Humans and Pets:
Not usually aggressive. Not known as a toxic spider. Secondary injury from receiving a fright may occur.