Sunday, 7 July 2013

Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica)


This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2.
Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka
Status: Critically Endangered

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