Eupalaestrus campestratus

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Pink zebra beauty
Spiders Genova - Eupalaestrus campestratus.jpg
Scientific classification e
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 brownish-black and has yellow striped markings near its "knees", resembling the Chaco golden knee (Grammostola pulchripes), although its maximum leg-span of six inches makes it significantly smaller.

It is known for its docile and tolerant temperament and is therefore an attractive pet tarantula. 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.

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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