Typhochlaena costae is a tarantula species from the genus Typhochlaena, native and endemic to the country of Brazil. Typhochlaena costae is inhabiting the inland of the country, quite contrary to its sister species Typhochlaena seladonia which inhabits the coastline and Mata Atlantica (Atlantic rainforest) region
Normally, we cover only tarantulas in their native environment. On occasions like this, where we have the chance to see a tarantula species with a special appearance and the current restrictions on travels – we aim for an exception.
You’ll find more Information regarding Typhochlaena costae and its natural history data and summarized insights from scientific publications in the video linked here.
For now, this blog post is more of a picture threat to highlight the beauty of this magnificent tarantula with its special ability to build trapdoor structures on trees.
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Pictures and videos were taken from a captive-bred specimen within the facilities of a European spider breeder.