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Costa Rican Orange-kneed Tarantula

Megaphobema cf. mesomelas

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bayucca 9 years ago
Costa Rican Orange-kneed Tarantula
Megaphobema cf. mesomelas Megaphobema mesomelas – Wikipedia

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deepskywim 9 years ago

Yes, it was in Bosque Eterno de los Ninos in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

bayucca 9 years ago

I could not really locate Monteverde on your map. Was it in Monteverde?

tmvdh 9 years ago

Please remove this spotting, too - because spiders aren't insects.

bayucca 9 years ago

I think it might be Megaphobema cf. mesomelas, but the picture is a little bit blurry. I guess you got it in the highlands, which would fit for Mesomelas. This one was formerly called Brachypelma mesomelas, which is outdated.
I noticed that this tarantula is often just called orange-kneed tarantula without a scientific name. They are sometimes also red-legged tarantula named, but I doubt that these are always the same species. And if you look at different forum about breeding of tarantulas, there are also sometimes different names mentioned. So all these informations are not always reliable and trustable or need addintional checking and re-search. So, please, verify as well!!
In my opinion wrong ID:
Brachypelma emilia is a strict Mexican spider of the dry lowlands.

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2014

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