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Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula in Reptile Zoo "Iguana", Vlissingen Strangely, in dutch this tarantula is called the "Guatemala Tarantula". Aphonopelma seemanni,Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula,Europe,Netherlands,Vlissingen Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula in Reptile Zoo "Iguana", Vlissingen

Strangely, in dutch this tarantula is called the "Guatemala Tarantula".

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The Costa Rican Zebra Tarantula, also known as the Striped-knee Tarantula , inhabits most of western Costa Rica, as well as other parts of Central America, such as Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. It is black with white stripes near the joint. Specimens from Nicaragua are tan-coloured.

Zebra tarantulas are deep-burrowing spiders. They live in open semi-arid grasslands in Costa Rica, and are found in large aggregations. The deep burrows keep the temperature below the highest daytime.. more

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

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Uploaded Jul 21, 2014. Captured Apr 21, 2014 13:51.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/9.0
  • 1/4s
  • ISO6400
  • 105mm