Uncommon visitor in Princeton Garden

Local photographer, Susan Jakubec found an unusual creature in her garden on May 14.

  • May. 20, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Local photographer, Susan Jakubec found this creature in her garden on May 14.  She posted the photo to her Facebook page, Susan Jakubec Photography and within a few hours it received over 1,200 views! A gentleman from the BC Royal Museum contacted Susan to let her know that the spider is a “tarantuloid”– a female of the “folding-door” spider genus Antrodiaetus, and is most likely the species Antrodiaetus hageni. None identified from Princeton before. “Fang Face” as named by Susan’s son is now at the BC Royal Museum and thankfully, not in her garden. Thanks for sharing the photos Susan.

Local photographer, Susan Jakubec found this creature in her garden on May 14. She posted the photo to her Facebook page, Susan Jakubec Photography and within a few hours it received over 1,200 views! A gentleman from the BC Royal Museum contacted Susan to let her know that the spider is a “tarantuloid”– a female of the “folding-door” spider genus Antrodiaetus, and is most likely the species Antrodiaetus hageni. None identified from Princeton before. “Fang Face” as named by Susan’s son is now at the BC Royal Museum and thankfully, not in her garden. Thanks for sharing the photos Susan.

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