Eupalaestrus campestratus

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Pink zebra beauty
Spiders Genova - Eupalaestrus campestratus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Eupalaestrus
Species:
E. campestratus
Binomial name
Eupalaestrus campestratus
(Simon, 1891)[1]

Eupalaestrus campestratus, known as the pink zebra beauty,[2] is a terrestrial tarantula native to Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. It is dark brown and has yellow striped markings near its patellae, resembling Grammostola pulchripes, although its maximum leg span of six inches makes it significantly smaller. It is known for its generally docile and tolerant temperament, and is therefore an attractive pet tarantula to hobbyists who prefer these traits. It is slow moving and generally considered hardy in captivity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taxon details Eupalaestrus campestratus (Simon, 1891)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-09
  2. ^ Pink Zebra Beauty pictured at (private) Scott's Tarantulas website

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