big & beautiful

big & beautiful

Observation - big & beautiful - Southern Africa. Description: another evening kitchen visitor, a little shy but not overtly aggressive although the orange palps l

another evening kitchen visitor, a little shy but not overtly aggressive although the orange palps lit up in warning. Note the black belly.
Closest match in ADS(2014) p. 298 is Ctenus transvaalensis, although the current observation, at 28mm body length, does not fall within the given size range but it is similar, just a little longer, than the ob https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/southern-africa/view/observation/441115/suspected-ctenus-tropical-wolf-spider which is also likely to be C. transvaalensis