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Poecilotheria metallica
(Peacock Parachute Spider)

Featured spider picture The spider species Poecilotheria metallica, commonly known as Peacock Parachute Spider, belongs to the genus Poecilotheria, in the family Theraphosidae. Poecilotheria metallica spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Poecilotheria metallica includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Poecilotheria metallica is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Theraphosidae
  • Genus: Poecilotheria
  • Species: Poecilotheria metallica

Other Common Names

Peacock Parachute Spider, Gooty sapphire ornamental, Metallic blue ornamental, Gooty tarantula


Pocock, 1899

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Poecilotheria metallica (Peacock Parachute Spider), with the most recent sighting submitted on November 9, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Poecilotheria metallica sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Poecilotheria metallica spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Poecilotheria metallica has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: High foliage (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Poecilotheria metallica (Peacock Parachute Spider) has been sighted in the following countries: India.


Poecilotheria metallica has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

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  • April: 1
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Additional Remarks

Poecilotheria metallica is a critically endangered species.


Featured Pictures

Picture of Poecilotheria metallica (Peacock Parachute Spider) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconNov 9, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconApr 23, 2006
  • RickCWest
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  • Location iconnear Nandyal, Pradesh, India
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