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Tarántula de rodillas rojas

Megaphobema mesomelas

1 species ID suggestions

Costa Rican Red Leg Tarantula
Megaphobema mesomelas

26 Comments (1–25)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway a year ago

Congratulations on the SOTD - handsome spider !

maplemoth662 a year ago

A beautiful photo, and a beautiful Tarantula....

armadeus.4 a year ago

Wonderful spotting!!! Congratulations botilopez!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Awesome find botilopez,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong a year ago

There are plenty of treasures hiding in the Project Noah archives that deserve recognition! Congratulations botilopez, your Tarántula de rodillas rojas is our Spotting of the Day:

"From our archives we share today this stunning Costa Rican Red Leg Tarantula (Megaphobema mesomelas, family Theraphosidae) as our Spotting of the Day! Also known as a Orange-Knee Tarantula, this gorgeous species is overall brown/black with orange/red coloring to the patella of the legs. It is found at higher elevations in the cloud forest".



Alison a year ago

I also photographed a orange kneed tarantula in Monteverde, could it be the same guy? I think mine is a male, going by some websites._DSC4610_Male Orange Kneed Tarantula in Burrow.JPG

botilopez 5 years ago

Thank very much. Muchas gracias.

Fantastic picture!! Awesome Spider!!

nice 1

ToddTahtinen 6 years ago

Beautiful spider ... Beautiful pic

rams4d 6 years ago

Tremenda foto, felicidades !!!

KarenL 6 years ago

What a beauty!

misako 6 years ago


botilopez 6 years ago

Thank you. Thanks for look my work.

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

Excellent spotting and amazing captures you got right there!

botilopez 6 years ago

Thank very much for the comments. Yes, this is a tarantula, I found in a Monteverde forest.

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Nice one boti

OnengDyah 6 years ago

Great pic..I never seen this ...Tarantula..?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago


botilopez 6 years ago

Thank you.

Brilliant !

Aaron_G 6 years ago


RiekoS 6 years ago

I just saw tarantula and black widow in National Geographic website.
If I meet one foot tarantula, I will faint....

Tom15 6 years ago

Very nice!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Spectacular spotting! Great coloration!

Arancibia, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.26, Long: -84.74

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 2, 2013

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