Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Name of this insect

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Hello there, sorry for asking you silly questions again and again but I am very kern to know the names of insects and do research on them and for this help I always think of you so thakyou very much.
I am here again with a insect photo. Please tell me the name of this insect.
Thankyou

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Tathagat:

No silly questions, but glad that I've been able to put you in the ballpark as far as what they are, so far.

This is indeed a spider, and I can clearly make out all eight legs in the picture.

I suspect it is a giant crab spider, family Sparassidae.  We have only two or three genera here in the U.S., but tropical regions have many more.

Eric

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I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.

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Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

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Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

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Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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One of the top 50 experts in all categories for AllExperts.com, 2009.

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Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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