This species is 45.45% complete

Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens (Strand, 1907)

Venezuela
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Taxonomy and History

Scientific Name : Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
    • Eurypelma cyaneopubescens Strand, 1907
    • Delopelma cyaneopubescens Petrunkevitch, 1939
    • Chromatopelma cyanopubescens Schmidt, 1995

The Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens), a native of Venezuela, has some of the most dramatic coloring of any spider species. Adult greenbottles have metallic blue legs, a blue-green carapace and a vibrant orange abdomen.

They are very active, fast-growing and particularly attractive to tarantula hobbyists.

Natural habitat

These tarantulas live in webbed burrows under bushes and tree roots in desert areas of northern Venezuela, near Paraguana. The entrance is often extended with webbing, sometimes resembling a tunnel. These webs may protect the entrance from the harsh desert climate, also acting as a trap for insects.

Behavior

In captivity, this tarantula regularly renews the webbing of its burrow, commonly filling the entire container. It feeds frequently and is a fast-grower. While many are skittish and nervous, some individuals are calm and docile, though running very quickly when disturbed. Some, when disturbed, are very possessive and show threat displays guarding their burrows.

Habitat and Type Locality

Sub Families

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Genera

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Species

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