Indian Ornamental Tarantula

Poecilotheria regalis

Large and colorful, the Indian ornamental tarantula lives in holes of tall trees where they make funnel webs. It is quite fast and aggressively pursues prey, catching insects as they fly by and paralyzing them with one of the most potent venoms of all tarantulas.

Fact File

lifespanLifespan: Up to 12 years
ecological roleEcological Role: Predator and scavenger
habitatHabitat: Tropical and temperate forest, mountains and desert
dietDiet: Insects, lizards and mice