Poecilotheria metallica
(Peacock Parachute Spider)

Picture ID 48001

Picture of Poecilotheria metallica (Peacock Parachute Spider) - Female - Dorsal

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Poecilotheria metallica Pocock, 1895, female. Peacock Parachute Spider. Found in natural cavities of living and dead trees.

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ItsyBitsy

She’s stunning. 🙂

ItsyBitsy

I know, it’s nice to see an image of one that isn’t presented as someone’s pet. I made a note that they are critically endangered.

Villagecreep

Absolutely beautiful

Mrscrockett2016

She’s beautiful!! I’ve never seen one in the wild before.

TangledWeb

They’re endangered and rare. Wildlife poachers have taken them from the wild to sell in the exotic pet trade. It’s a shame to lose genetic diversity.