Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater

Lasiodora parahybana

With a legspan reaching 10 inches or more, the Brazilian salmon pink birdeater is one of the largest tarantulas. It boldly forages along the forest floor and is a speedy, voracious hunter. Like other tarantulas, it will defend itself by flicking tiny abdominal bristles called urticating hairs at an intruder, which cause itching and irritation.

Fact File

ecological roleEcological Role: Predator
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Insects and small vertebrates