Definition of huntsman spider
- The primary food for this wasp are the huntsman spiders, large hunting spiders in the family Sparassidae, which are quite common in Australia. Huntsman spiders do not build webs, and they are generally thought of as nocturnal hunters.
- —Daniel Marlos, The Curious World of Bugs, 2010
- The leg span of a mature huntsman spider has always reminded me of a toddler's splayed hand. Its brownish-gray body is about 2 inches long but is closer to 5 inches wide if the spread of its eight legs are included.
- —Sherry Boas, Orlando Sentinel, 26 Nov. 2012