The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana) is a large spider. It is an arachnid.
The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula is glossy black, and when it is an adult it has pink-red hairs along its legs and abdomen. It is hairy, with long legs. When it is threatened, it raises its two front legs in the air. It has fangs and can bite. Adult males have a black shell, called a carapace, on its back.
It measures about 25 centimetres (10 inches) long.
The Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula is native to north-eastern Brazil. It prefers tropical forests. It is a ground-dwelling spider. It does not spin a web. It lives in logs, burrows, leaf litter, or in the open.
It eats insects, frogs, toads, and small reptiles. Although it is called a bird-eating spider, it does not catch and eat birds.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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