• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Aegean, Nisyros isl., Lies district
  • Photo taken by:
    Nikolakakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    February 2005
Huntsman spider
Phrygana diorama
Shrubland of Crete (Greece) diorama

Photo of the spider Eusparassus walckenaeri. This is a common spider of the Eastern Mediterranean. It is characterized by its large body size (5 cm) that looks even larger because of the long legs always laterally extended, and by an iridescent light which may be observed on its outer surface. It can be found in open ground as well as inside houses where it eats small and large insects, especially cockroaches.