This is one of the most sought after arboreal species and is a jewel in the trade. Their size and coloration make them an excellent ‘show’ tarantula. Striking bright blue, yellow, and white markings always draw much attention to this beautiful species. This is a very fast, sometimes aggressive tarantula that has strong venom. For that reason, some experience is advised before adding an adult P. metallica to your collection.
* Adapted from The American Tarantula Society
Name and Description History:
Poecilotheria metallica Pocock, 1899
Poecilotheria metallica Pocock, 1900