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Avicularia cf. huriana with nest, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it&#039;s always around as soon as the sun sets.<br />
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It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name. <br />
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In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.<br />
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For now I&#039;m refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129032/avicularia_cf._huriana_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html" title="Avicularia cf. huriana, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/129032_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=TL%2FfQcitd0CYChb2lObfkn1LTVo%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Avicularia cf. huriana, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it&#039;s always around as soon as the sun sets.<br />
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It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name. <br />
<br />
In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.<br />
<br />
For now I&#039;m refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129033/avicularia_cf._huriana_with_nest_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129030/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_closeup_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129031/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_spiderlings_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html Avicularia cf. huriana,Avicularia huriana,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Finca Heimatlos,Geotagged,South America,Spring,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129030/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_closeup_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html" title="Avicularia cf. huriana - closeup, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/129030_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=sulfqQOirGsCCN2s2Noah5QhEOI%3D" width="200" height="158" alt="Avicularia cf. huriana - closeup, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it&#039;s always around as soon as the sun sets.<br />
<br />
It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name. <br />
<br />
In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.<br />
<br />
For now I&#039;m refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129033/avicularia_cf._huriana_with_nest_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129032/avicularia_cf._huriana_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129031/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_spiderlings_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html Avicularia cf. huriana,Avicularia huriana,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Finca Heimatlos,Geotagged,South America,Spring,World" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129031/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_spiderlings_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html" title="Avicularia cf. huriana - spiderlings, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/129031_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1667433610&Signature=yutPhnIQ58VGrFps0CnnuJP%2F7yo%3D" width="200" height="126" alt="Avicularia cf. huriana - spiderlings, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it&#039;s always around as soon as the sun sets.<br />
<br />
It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name. <br />
<br />
In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.<br />
<br />
For now I&#039;m refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129033/avicularia_cf._huriana_with_nest_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129032/avicularia_cf._huriana_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129030/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_closeup_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html Avicularia cf. huriana,Avicularia huriana,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Finca Heimatlos,Geotagged,South America,Spring,World" /></a></figure> Avicularia cf. huriana,Avicularia huriana,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Finca Heimatlos,Geotagged,South America,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Avicularia cf. huriana with nest, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador

This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it's always around as soon as the sun sets.

It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name.

In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.

For now I'm refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.

Avicularia cf. huriana, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it's always around as soon as the sun sets.<br />
<br />
It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name. <br />
<br />
In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.<br />
<br />
For now I'm refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129033/avicularia_cf._huriana_with_nest_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129030/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_closeup_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129031/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_spiderlings_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html Avicularia cf. huriana,Avicularia huriana,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Finca Heimatlos,Geotagged,South America,Spring,World

Avicularia cf. huriana - closeup, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it's always around as soon as the sun sets.<br />
<br />
It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name. <br />
<br />
In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.<br />
<br />
For now I'm refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129033/avicularia_cf._huriana_with_nest_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129032/avicularia_cf._huriana_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129031/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_spiderlings_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html Avicularia cf. huriana,Avicularia huriana,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Finca Heimatlos,Geotagged,South America,Spring,World

Avicularia cf. huriana - spiderlings, Finca Heimatlos, Ecuador This lovely female has decided to nest in an insect hotel at the Finca Heimatlos accomodation. That makes the adult easy to find, it's always around as soon as the sun sets.<br />
<br />
It was surprisingly difficult to identify but experts helped me out. This species has historically been refered to as Avicularia huriana in the tarantula pet trade and systems not yet updated still see it as a valid species name. <br />
<br />
In the meanwhile it has been decided that the species is undescribed, possibly because the original specimen was not properly described/preserved (my guess). However, all individuals sharing this morphology likely are the same species, formerly known as Avicularia huriana. Which may continue to be its name once properly described.<br />
<br />
For now I'm refering to the old name (which may also become its new name) as otherwise there would be no way to find this species.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129033/avicularia_cf._huriana_with_nest_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129032/avicularia_cf._huriana_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/129030/avicularia_cf._huriana_-_closeup_finca_heimatlos_ecuador.html Avicularia cf. huriana,Avicularia huriana,Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Finca Heimatlos,Geotagged,South America,Spring,World

    comments (9)

  1. She's a smart mama to nest in the bug hotel. Great photos! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks! I'm honestly not sure if it's a smart move, if there's anything attracting parasites, it's an insect hotel. Then again, if I were a parasite, I'd skip this location. Posted 7 months ago
      1. Oh really? That didn't occur to me. It just seems like a spot that would be an endless buffet for an insect-eating creature. But, now I want a bug hotel just to see if anything parasitic shows up. Posted 7 months ago, modified 7 months ago
        1. I didn't observe long enough to see if the tarantula is feeding on inhabitants. They might, but I think they mostly eat far larger insects like crickets.

          As for insect hotels, this may entirely depend on many variables, but over here I see a lot of wasps like these showing an interest:

          Carrot Wasp - closeup, Heesch, Netherlands Found in the garden on our old insect hotel. First guess is Gasteruptiidae (Carrot wasps), but unsure. Note the small red ring on the waist.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/99163/carrot_wasp_heesch_netherlands.html Europe,Heesch,Netherlands,World

          Makes sense to me. Normally they have a lot of work to just find one location with insect larvae, an insect hotel is like a candy store.
          Posted 7 months ago, modified 7 months ago
          1. Yeah, I actually think it's a bad idea for me. It would break my heart to see bees getting parasitized. One, okay. But, more than that would be horrible. Posted 7 months ago
  2. Great shot Ferdy Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks, Niel! Posted 7 months ago
  3. Nice one Ferdy! Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thanks so much. Posted 7 months ago

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Avicularia huriana is a tarantula in the Avicularia genus.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Feb 1, 2022. Captured Nov 10, 2021 20:36 in 95J5+WP Parroquia Tarqui, Ecuador.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm