Colombia – Yellow unknown dwarf theraphosidae

Colombia – Yellow unknown dwarf theraphosidae

Colombia seems to be a good place for new, unidentified tarantula species! Reto found another small specimen on his trip, a dwarf species with yellowish hair all over their body. After a little search underneath the dense vegetation on a roadside embarkement, he was able to spot several burrows of this beautiful species. There was no patch of urticating hairs visible on it’s opisthosoma, so it’s not clear to which subfamily this species belongs to. Due the lack of collecting permits he was not able to take any specimens for further investigation. The females found were all around 2,5cm bodylenght, so they are for sure adult at this size.

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