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Huntsman (Heteropoda) in Southern California?

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by sloth, May 21, 2019.

  1. sloth

    sloth Arachnoknight Active Member

    Are there Huntsman in southern Ca? If so what habitat do they prefer and please feel free to pm me a general location/area where you found them. Thanks to everyone in advance
  2. sloth

    sloth Arachnoknight Active Member

    I’m looking to collect 1 or 2 but no more than that. Mainly just to observe their behaviors in comparison to Tarantulas and jumping spiders
  3. wetwork

    wetwork Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    You'll likely only find Olios spp. in Southern California (I believe the other sparassid is Macrinus mohavensis but it's rarely seen). Check out iNaturalist.org and search for Olios/Sparassidae on the map. Should give you a good place to start looking.
  4. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

  5. sloth

    sloth Arachnoknight Active Member

    I’ll have to check out iNaturalist. Thanks for the help!!!
    I’ll have to look into Olive and Curicaberis sp. Have you found any? Thanks for the help
  6. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yes, I've found them out in the Palm Springs/Joshua Tree area. They're more likely to be out in the open early in the morning, around dusk, and at night. I've actually had good luck spotting them under picnic shelters and similar semi-protected spots, up high near or on the ceiling.
  7. squidkid

    squidkid Arachnoknight Active Member

    the males are rampaging where i live. here is one i caught the other night.

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