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Help identifying a spider!! larger, orange/brown with bulbous black fangs.. on Vancouver Island help please!?
-1.5 - 2 inches around
-similar build to a hobo spider or giant house spider with the wrong markings and coloring.
-LARGE furry black bulbous fangs... yum
-Black back, and orangeish/brown coloring elsewhere getting darker at the tips of his legs.
They stay still in one place for long periods at a time and move quickly when disturbed (fairly normal)
I live in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.
Could anyone help me out? Thanks in advance!
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
Hi, do you think you can get an image?
This could be a number of things, and without and image, will be impossible to ID.Depending on species, the "fangs" may just be pedipalps.
You should take a look at these images:
I can help you a lot more if you can get an image.
EDIT: From what I can see in the image, the spider looks like one of the Callobius species.
These are pretty common in your area, here are some examples:
The best example closest to your spider:
Yours is a male.These are not dangerous to humans.The "Fangs" you see are pedipalps, the actual ones are quite small.Though this is not one, I should mention that, despite urban myths, the hobo spider is harmless.
- riedthalerLv 44 years ago
that's the South African devil spider. If bitten, those indicators oftentimes take position: a million. dizziness 2. Nausea 3. Numbness 4. Redness round section bitten 5. In uncommon circumstances, very few, lack of existence