Heteropoda

Species of the Heteropoda genus is a part of the Sparassidae family, popularly known as the huntsman spiders comprising of about 197 species as per the December 2015 reports.

Heteropoda Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus   

Heteropoda acuta Heteropoda aemulans Heteropoda afghana                     
Heteropoda alta Heteropoda altithorax  Heteropoda binnaburra 
Heteropoda altmannae Heteropoda amphora Heteropoda analis 
Heteropoda armillata  Heteropoda atollicola Heteropoda atriventris
Heteropoda badiella  Heteropoda bellendenker Heteropoda belua
Heteropoda beroni  Heteropoda beroni Heteropoda bhaikakai 
Heteropoda boiei Heteropoda bonthainensis Heteropoda boutani 
Heteropoda bulburin  Heteropoda camelia  Heteropoda cavernicola 
Heteropoda cece Heteropoda cervina  Heteropoda chelata
Heteropoda chelata vittichelis  Heteropoda chengbuensis  Heteropoda christae
Heteropoda conwayensis  Heteropoda cooki  Heteropoda cooloola 
Heteropoda crassa  Heteropoda crediton  Heteropoda cyanichelis
Heteropoda cyanognatha Heteropoda cyperusiria  Heteropoda dagmarae
Heteropoda dasyurina  Heteropoda davidbowie Heteropoda debilis 
Heteropoda distincta  Heteropoda duan  Heteropoda duo 
Heteropoda elatana  Heteropoda eluta Heteropoda emarginativulva
Heteropoda ernstulrichi  Heteropoda erythra  Heteropoda eungella 
Heteropoda fischeri  Heteropoda flavocephala Heteropoda furva 
Heteropoda garciai  Heteropoda gemella  Heteropoda goonaneman
Heteropoda gordonensis Heteropoda gourae  Heteropoda graaflandi 
Heteropoda graaflandi  Heteropoda grooteeylandt  Heteropoda gyirongensis
Heteropoda hampsoni Heteropoda helge Heteropoda hermitis 
Heteropoda hildebrandti Heteropoda hillerae Heteropoda hippie 
Heteropoda hirsti  Heteropoda holoventris  Heteropoda homstu
Heteropoda hosei  Heteropoda hupingensis  Heteropoda ignichelis 
Heteropoda imbecilla  Heteropoda jacobii Heteropoda jaegerorum 
Heteropoda jasminae  Heteropoda javana  Heteropoda jiangxiensis
Heteropoda jugulans Heteropoda kabaenae  Heteropoda kalbarri 
Heteropoda kandiana Heteropoda kuekenthali  Heteropoda kuluensis
Heteropoda kusi  Heteropoda laai  Heteropoda languida 
Heteropoda lashbrooki Heteropoda lentula  Heteropoda leprosa 
Heteropoda leptoscelis  Heteropoda lindbergi  Heteropoda listeri 
Heteropoda loderstaedti  Heteropoda longipes  Heteropoda lunula 
Heteropoda luwuensis Heteropoda malitiosa Heteropoda marillana
Heteropoda martinae Heteropoda martusa  Heteropoda maukin 
Giant Huntsman (Heteropoda maxima) Heteropoda mecistopus Heteropoda mediocris 
Heteropoda meriani Heteropoda merkarensis Heteropoda meticulosa
Heteropoda minahassae  Heteropoda mindiptanensis  Heteropoda modiglianii 
Heteropoda monroei  Heteropoda montana  Heteropoda monteithi 
Heteropoda mossman Heteropoda murina  Heteropoda muscicapa
Heteropoda nagarigoon  Heteropoda natans  Heteropoda nebulosa
Heteropoda nigriventer  Heteropoda nilgirina Heteropoda ninahagen
Heteropoda nirounensis  Heteropoda nobilis  Heteropoda novaguineensis 
Heteropoda nyalama  Heteropoda obe  Heteropoda obtusa
Heteropoda ocyalina  Heteropoda onoi  Heteropoda opo 
Heteropoda pakawini  Heteropoda parva  Heteropoda pedata
Heteropoda pekkai  Heteropoda phasma  Heteropoda pingtungensis
Heteropoda planiceps Heteropoda plebeja Heteropoda pressula 
Heteropoda procera  Heteropoda raveni Heteropoda reinholdae
Heteropoda renibulbis Heteropoda richlingi  Heteropoda robusta
Heteropoda rosea  Heteropoda rubra  Heteropoda rufognatha
Heteropoda rundle Heteropoda ruricola Heteropoda sarotoides 
Heteropoda sartrix  Heteropoda schlaginhaufeni  Heteropoda schwalbachorum
Heteropoda schwendingeri Heteropoda sexpunctata  Heteropoda signata 
Heteropoda silvatica  Heteropoda simplex  Heteropoda speciosus 
Heteropoda spenceri  Heteropoda spinipes  Heteropoda spurgeon 
Heteropoda squamacea  Heteropoda steineri  Heteropoda strandi 
Heteropoda strasseni  Heteropoda striata Heteropoda striatipes 
Heteropoda submaculata Heteropoda subplebeia  Heteropoda subtilis 
Heteropoda sumatrana Heteropoda teranganica Heteropoda tetrica
Heteropoda udolindenberg Heteropoda uexkuelli  Heteropoda umbrata
Heteropoda variegata  Heteropoda veiliana Cane (Heteropoda venatoria)
Heteropoda vespersa  Heteropoda warrumbungle Heteropoda warthiana 
Heteropoda willunga  Heteropoda zuviele  

Physical Description & Identification

Adult

Size: They are big, and the largest species of this genus (Heteropoda maxima or giant huntsman) is 4.6 cm in length, having a leg span of about 30 cm.

Color: Brown is the dominant color, though the shades may vary, like, theHeteropoda davidbowie has a reddish- brown body, while the Heteropoda maxima appear yellowish-brown.

Other Characteristics:  The legs of many species of this genus lack a particular pattern, thus, giving them a long, hairy look.

Eggs

A small, oval sac holds a minimum of 100 eggs.

Spiderlings

When in their juvenile stage, they have a lighter hue, which gets darker upon maturation.

The Web

Since they are a part of the huntsman spider family, most species of this genus do not make webs and hunt for their prey.

Are the Spiders of the Heteropoda Genus Venomous

Some of them have toxic venom, which is dangerous for insects but not humans. They bite when provoked, and their sting could be painful but will not cause any long term problems.

Quick Facts

Lifespan About two years
Distribution Mostly tropical Asia and several parts of Australia (excepting the H. venatoria and H. variegata)
Habitat Entrance of caves, on dead trees, sugarcane fields, banana, and avocado groves, as well as forests
Common predators Wasps, geckoes, birds, and flies
Diet Insects and birds

Did You Know

  • Apart from the details about their food habits as mentioned above, a species of this genus, namely H. venatoria is said to consume bats and scorpions. One species was even said to have tadpoles and fish when offered in a laboratory during research.

Image Credits: en.wiktionary.org

Species of the Heteropoda genus is a part of the Sparassidae family, popularly known as the huntsman spiders comprising of about 197 species as per the December 2015 reports.

Heteropoda Spider

Spiders Belonging To This Genus   

Heteropoda acuta Heteropoda aemulans Heteropoda afghana                     
Heteropoda alta Heteropoda altithorax  Heteropoda binnaburra 
Heteropoda altmannae Heteropoda amphora Heteropoda analis 
Heteropoda armillata  Heteropoda atollicola Heteropoda atriventris
Heteropoda badiella  Heteropoda bellendenker Heteropoda belua
Heteropoda beroni  Heteropoda beroni Heteropoda bhaikakai 
Heteropoda boiei Heteropoda bonthainensis Heteropoda boutani 
Heteropoda bulburin  Heteropoda camelia  Heteropoda cavernicola 
Heteropoda cece Heteropoda cervina  Heteropoda chelata
Heteropoda chelata vittichelis  Heteropoda chengbuensis  Heteropoda christae
Heteropoda conwayensis  Heteropoda cooki  Heteropoda cooloola 
Heteropoda crassa  Heteropoda crediton  Heteropoda cyanichelis
Heteropoda cyanognatha Heteropoda cyperusiria  Heteropoda dagmarae
Heteropoda dasyurina  Heteropoda davidbowie Heteropoda debilis 
Heteropoda distincta  Heteropoda duan  Heteropoda duo 
Heteropoda elatana  Heteropoda eluta Heteropoda emarginativulva
Heteropoda ernstulrichi  Heteropoda erythra  Heteropoda eungella 
Heteropoda fischeri  Heteropoda flavocephala Heteropoda furva 
Heteropoda garciai  Heteropoda gemella  Heteropoda goonaneman
Heteropoda gordonensis Heteropoda gourae  Heteropoda graaflandi 
Heteropoda graaflandi  Heteropoda grooteeylandt  Heteropoda gyirongensis
Heteropoda hampsoni Heteropoda helge Heteropoda hermitis 
Heteropoda hildebrandti Heteropoda hillerae Heteropoda hippie 
Heteropoda hirsti  Heteropoda holoventris  Heteropoda homstu
Heteropoda hosei  Heteropoda hupingensis  Heteropoda ignichelis 
Heteropoda imbecilla  Heteropoda jacobii Heteropoda jaegerorum 
Heteropoda jasminae  Heteropoda javana  Heteropoda jiangxiensis
Heteropoda jugulans Heteropoda kabaenae  Heteropoda kalbarri 
Heteropoda kandiana Heteropoda kuekenthali  Heteropoda kuluensis
Heteropoda kusi  Heteropoda laai  Heteropoda languida 
Heteropoda lashbrooki Heteropoda lentula  Heteropoda leprosa 
Heteropoda leptoscelis  Heteropoda lindbergi  Heteropoda listeri 
Heteropoda loderstaedti  Heteropoda longipes  Heteropoda lunula 
Heteropoda luwuensis Heteropoda malitiosa Heteropoda marillana
Heteropoda martinae Heteropoda martusa  Heteropoda maukin 
Giant Huntsman (Heteropoda maxima) Heteropoda mecistopus Heteropoda mediocris 
Heteropoda meriani Heteropoda merkarensis Heteropoda meticulosa
Heteropoda minahassae  Heteropoda mindiptanensis  Heteropoda modiglianii 
Heteropoda monroei  Heteropoda montana  Heteropoda monteithi 
Heteropoda mossman Heteropoda murina  Heteropoda muscicapa
Heteropoda nagarigoon  Heteropoda natans  Heteropoda nebulosa
Heteropoda nigriventer  Heteropoda nilgirina Heteropoda ninahagen
Heteropoda nirounensis  Heteropoda nobilis  Heteropoda novaguineensis 
Heteropoda nyalama  Heteropoda obe  Heteropoda obtusa
Heteropoda ocyalina  Heteropoda onoi  Heteropoda opo 
Heteropoda pakawini  Heteropoda parva  Heteropoda pedata
Heteropoda pekkai  Heteropoda phasma  Heteropoda pingtungensis
Heteropoda planiceps Heteropoda plebeja Heteropoda pressula 
Heteropoda procera  Heteropoda raveni Heteropoda reinholdae
Heteropoda renibulbis Heteropoda richlingi  Heteropoda robusta
Heteropoda rosea  Heteropoda rubra  Heteropoda rufognatha
Heteropoda rundle Heteropoda ruricola Heteropoda sarotoides 
Heteropoda sartrix  Heteropoda schlaginhaufeni  Heteropoda schwalbachorum
Heteropoda schwendingeri Heteropoda sexpunctata  Heteropoda signata 
Heteropoda silvatica  Heteropoda simplex  Heteropoda speciosus 
Heteropoda spenceri  Heteropoda spinipes  Heteropoda spurgeon 
Heteropoda squamacea  Heteropoda steineri  Heteropoda strandi 
Heteropoda strasseni  Heteropoda striata Heteropoda striatipes 
Heteropoda submaculata Heteropoda subplebeia  Heteropoda subtilis 
Heteropoda sumatrana Heteropoda teranganica Heteropoda tetrica
Heteropoda udolindenberg Heteropoda uexkuelli  Heteropoda umbrata
Heteropoda variegata  Heteropoda veiliana Cane (Heteropoda venatoria)
Heteropoda vespersa  Heteropoda warrumbungle Heteropoda warthiana 
Heteropoda willunga  Heteropoda zuviele  

Physical Description & Identification

Adult

Size: They are big, and the largest species of this genus (Heteropoda maxima or giant huntsman) is 4.6 cm in length, having a leg span of about 30 cm.

Color: Brown is the dominant color, though the shades may vary, like, theHeteropoda davidbowie has a reddish- brown body, while the Heteropoda maxima appear yellowish-brown.

Other Characteristics:  The legs of many species of this genus lack a particular pattern, thus, giving them a long, hairy look.

Eggs

A small, oval sac holds a minimum of 100 eggs.

Spiderlings

When in their juvenile stage, they have a lighter hue, which gets darker upon maturation.

The Web

Since they are a part of the huntsman spider family, most species of this genus do not make webs and hunt for their prey.

Are the Spiders of the Heteropoda Genus Venomous

Some of them have toxic venom, which is dangerous for insects but not humans. They bite when provoked, and their sting could be painful but will not cause any long term problems.

Quick Facts

Lifespan About two years
Distribution Mostly tropical Asia and several parts of Australia (excepting the H. venatoria and H. variegata)
Habitat Entrance of caves, on dead trees, sugarcane fields, banana, and avocado groves, as well as forests
Common predators Wasps, geckoes, birds, and flies
Diet Insects and birds

Did You Know

  • Apart from the details about their food habits as mentioned above, a species of this genus, namely H. venatoria is said to consume bats and scorpions. One species was even said to have tadpoles and fish when offered in a laboratory during research.

Image Credits: en.wiktionary.org

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