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Tiger Rump

Metriopelma zebratum


Beautiful colors, looked more mature than the earlier spotting. Very gentle spider, did not want to go away.

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28 Comments (1–25)

bayucca 8 years ago


sjl197v2 8 years ago

I agree this is M.zebratum. The abdomenal pattern is different to those sold in the hobby as C.fasciatum. However, i don't think the locality map is correct. That would be an unexpected location with different climate to other known sites. Gilma, your profile says 'San Ramon Alajuela', which looks to be NW of San Jose, west of Naranjo de Alajuela, not the far north as the map here shows. Is the map point wrong?

Thank you, DianePlatcoBrooks and Atul.

Thank you so much for the interest, bayucca.
Now I am getting confused...The two spottings I have here at PN, look exactly like the Tiger Rump always a good size not very large (3-4 inches), as far as my research, but last night I spotted a huge one that resembles #2 web address. The problem is, it says it is a Zebratum and as you said here they are supposed to be smaller!!?? I will place a new spotting of it in a bit.

bayucca 8 years ago

What about Metriopelma zebratum??
3 inches would match for it. I do not wnat to challenge your ID, but these two tarantulas are VERY similar, being Fasciatum larger than Zebratum.

Atul 8 years ago

Awesome !

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Spetacular find ! Beautiful spider.

Thank you all for the comments and likes, I thought that since it was a "Spider".... : o ... It would not get any attention and have not come back to the spotting until now.

Amazing spider and spotting!

KarenL 9 years ago


MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


KarenSaxton 9 years ago

What a beauty!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

stunning spider!

tibiprada 9 years ago

omg.. omg..omg.. :0

Thank you Captain Nature.

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 9 years ago


Thank you KarenPuracan, I heard about those hairs...I did not see any flying around, T.G., I was pushing it out into the forest, and it was very mild tempered.

Is that your spotting? in Atenas? Beautiful town.
Well Tiger Rump is so much prettier, tiger marking and larger rump. Sought as a pet.

bayucca 9 years ago

Why not Metriopelma zebratum??

Thank you, Nishant

MrsPbio 9 years ago

GORGEOUS TARANTULA! I have a tarantula as a pet. But not anywhere's near this pretty! Wow. From the slightly bald spot on her abdomen, I'd venture to guess it's a "kicker" - a tarantula that can flick urticating hairs - they make you very very very itchy, as a self-defense mechanism rather than rely on a not-so-potent venom. Just a guess.. anyone else have more info on this species?

SharonW446 9 years ago


about 3 inches ?!

bayucca 9 years ago

How big was this tarantula?

Nishant 9 years ago

Great series of shots!

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 22, 2012
Submitted on Oct 8, 2012

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