A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife
Project Noah Nature School
Retreating down a burrow.
Yes, it is in the reserve.
Admittedly, common names often don't count for much, especially with arthropods. Scientific names are all that really matters, bottom line.
Yes ... Except that I added the generally accepted common name, Costa Rican Red Leg Tarantula, as opposed to "Orange Kneed" ... Love these tarantulas ... Have seen them a bajillion times in the wild and have kept a couple as pets, as well ... Anyway, very nice picture ... Nearly all the ones I've ever seen have been living in horizontal burrows into vertical surfaces. Very cool seeing your pic with one with a burrow in what appears to be a mostly horizontal surface. Is that in the reserve?
Yes Todd, Monteverde. Also, the species you suggested is the same as what it is already ID'ed as. Did you mean to put that? Also, thanks Gilma!
Gorgeous!! velvet black and orange, looks stunning.
Nice picture ... Where was this, Monteverde/Santa Elena vicinity?
Spotted on Jun 15, 2011 Submitted on Jan 4, 2013
Join the Project Noah Team