Cyriocosmus elegans

(Simon, 1889)

Trinidad dwarf tiger (terrestrial)
Trinidad, Venezuela
~ 1,5 cm bodylength
Longevity: ♀ ~ 6 years, ♂ ~ 2 years

Even people who avoid spiders cannot deny the cuteness of this species. Not only do these dwarf tarantulas, which are sometimes very hidden, only reach a body length of a good cm, they also have a mirrior on the abdomen that resembles a heart. They all do credit to this, as this species is very peaceful and harmless. But as they grow up, they spend most of their time underground.

Cyriocosmus elegans