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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.

front view of a birdeater tarantula

Did You Know?

Like other tarantulas, it will defend itself by flicking tiny abdominal bristles called urticating hairs at an intruder, which cause itching and irritation.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Lasiodora parahybana

Eastern Brazil

Tropical rainforest

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Insects and small vertebrates