Tapinauchenius cupreus (Schmidt & Bauer, 1996)

 

Violet tree spider (arboreal)

Habitat: Ecuador (NW, no urticating hairs)

Body length: ~ 4 cm

Longevity: ♀ ~ ? years, ♂ ~ ? years

As the name suggests, this small species owes its name to a copper sheen that covers almost the entire body. Like all Tapinauchenius, they are very quick and live rather withdrawn. They build beautiful webs and line them with soil

current inventory: 0.0.3 (* 01.2021)

ID: 053, 062, 063

 
Photos:     ...under construction!