Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater

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Brazilian Salmon Pink Birdeater

Lasiodora parahybana
With a leg span 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:

Lifespan: Female - more than 20 yrs, Male - 1 yr

Ecological Role: Predator

Habitat: Tropical forest

Prey: Insects and small vertebrates

Current Range: Eastern Brazil