Description matches phoneutria, not really sure as this species is not present in Veracruz Mexico. Please help with genus. Will try to take more pics if we find it again.
Was told this was of the Cuppienius genus?
Almost bit me, which freaked me out.
I believe this is an orange-phase female Cupiennius getazi, but that species is not currently in the iNaturalist database.
I think this is Cupiennius getazi, which is not currently in the iNaturalist database.
Cupiennius is a genus of wandering spiders found from Mexico to northwestern South America, and on some Caribbean islands. The genus includes both relatively small species where the cephalothorax is less than 9 mm (0.35 in) and large species where the cephalothorax can measure almost 40 mm (1.6 in). The larger species are sometimes seen far outside their native ranges in shipments of fruits, when frequently confused with Phoneutria spiders. However, unlike the dangerously venomous Phoneutria, bites from Cupiennius typically...