Entomology (Study of Bugs)/6" diameter insect.


My wife and I saw a large, brown, very thin legged creature about 6-inch in diameter in our hotel room.  Not a spider, only 6 legs and had antennas.  We are in troncones mexico and are a bit curious.  OK, I'm curious, she's freaked out.

PS- I may be able to provide a picture, if that could help.  I have no way to connect her camera to my computer until we get back to the states.


I'd be glad to take a look at a picture but this sounds more like a spider than an insect. There are no insects as large as you describe but there are some very large tropical spiders. Sorry I can't be more specific. Post a picture when possible.

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I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.


20 years as university extension entomologist, now retired; currently publish a website about home and garden insects.

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