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EENY701: Armed Spiders Phoneutria Perty (Arachnida: Araneae: Ctenidae)

Figure 8. Characteristic threat display of Phoneutria species. When confronted by a potential predator, Phoneutria spiders assume a pose that makes the spider seem much larger, while displaying the contrasting colors on the underside of the forelegs.

Credit: Lawrence Reeves, UF/IFAS