Eupalaestrus campestratus

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Pink Zebra Beauty
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Eupalaestrus
Species: E. campestratus
Binomial name
Eupalaestrus campestratus
(Simon, 1891)

The Pink Zebra Beauty (Eupalaestrus campestratus)[1] is a terrestrial tarantula native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. It is known for its docile and tolerant temperament and is therefore an attractive pet tarantula. It is brownish-black and has yellow striped markings near its "knees", resembling the Chaco Golden Knee, although its maximum leg-span of six inches makes it significantly smaller. It is slow moving and generally considered hardy in captivity. Its docile nature makes it an ideal pet tarantula for a beginner if you are looking to get involved with one. Not quick to bite or "urticating hair", these species are among the top recommended tarantulas for beginner hobbyist.


  1. ^ Pink Zebra Beauty pictured at (private) Scott's Tarantulas website

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