Brisbane Huntsman

Heteropoda jugulans

Heteropoda jugulans is a spider in the family Sparassidae.
My Powder room pal Heteropoda jugulans juvenile made an appearance late last night - I came upon it in the early hours as it lay waiting in the powder room hoping for an unsuspecting cockroach....I had to remind it that despite it being much warmer than it should be at this time of year - it really is winter in this part of Australia and can you please go back to bed! 

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Appearance

The Brisbane Huntsman is a large, mottled-brown, common, fast-running ground dwelling spider often found in leaf litter. They shelter under bark during the day. They have a flattened body, eight eyes set in two rows of four. All huntsman are nocturnal.

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http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details.asp?ID=949
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilySparassidae
GenusHeteropoda
SpeciesHeteropoda jugulans
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Australia