This is one of the stockier looking arboreal tarantulas. It is quite well designed to blend in with its natural habitat. If you see pictures of this species in the wild, you can hardly see them on the trees they inhabit. They are a bit darker when young, staring off as an olive green. With age they take on a light grey color with varying shades of black to grey mottled spots. This species is quite the webber and construct ‘rooms’ in their main hiding area.
* Adapted from The American Tarantula Society
Taxonomy and History
Scientific Name : Heteroscodra maculata
Described By: Pocock, 1899
Researcher Profile: Reginald Innes Pocock