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Spotting

Description:

3cm blue spider found on small stream of water.

2 Species ID Suggestions

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago
Blue Bird Spider
Lampropelma Violaceopes
josedanny
josedanny 9 years ago
Puerto Rican Pinktoe
Avicularia laeta Puerto Rican Pinktoe


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15 Comments

MayukhDey
MayukhDey 9 years ago

This could also be a new species of tarantula that has been discovered this year.the tarantula is blue in colour so this might just be it.

josedanny
josedanny 9 years ago

Use this sites
http://www.kingsnake.com/westindian/
http://www.care-sheet.com/index/Avicular...
http://www.tarantulas.co.za/forum/avicul...
Juveniles are bright blue and as they grow they turn brown. We have had them before at the invertebrates laboratory in the UPRM. Hope this helps.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 10 years ago

never even heard of a blue spider before.. Nucturnal probably with that color.. I wonder if it glows under UV lights like scorpions do!!?
Phenomenal find ans photo..

JoseCrespoDeLeon
JoseCrespoDeLeon 10 years ago

It is very strange spotting since the place were we found it is a rural and very apart place. I don't know of this kind of purple tarantula in Puerto Rico. And is almost equally rare for someone to have a foreign specie as a pet. Could it be endemic?

Gina9210
Gina9210 10 years ago

This can be avicularia purpurea or avicularia versicolor on its maturity.

Gina9210
Gina9210 10 years ago

Larskorb, its not lampropelma violaceopes (Singapore blue) this species can only found in Malaysia or Singapore.

Mel Carroll
Mel Carroll 10 years ago

Wow. Amazing find.

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

WOW... There is another one for a mission BLUE...

Steffi
Steffi 10 years ago

WOW what a cool spotting!

AislinnSemethy
AislinnSemethy 10 years ago

wwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooowwwwwww a bright blue spider!!! well thats interesting!!!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 10 years ago

thats just weird

JoseCrespoDeLeon
JoseCrespoDeLeon 10 years ago

yes it has some missing legs, it was found while catching fresh water shrimp on a small water stream... it lost some legs in the process ... :( we've never seen one of these over here.

7yl4r
7yl4r 10 years ago

The texture on that leaf is pretty awesome. No idea about the spider, but it does appear to be missing several legs; poor little dude.

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

Is it a spider? (definitely a Star Trek prop)

wow, looks like an alien

JoseCrespoDeLeon
Spotted by
JoseCrespoDeLeon

Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Spotted on Jul 25, 2011
Submitted on Jul 25, 2011

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