Tapinauchenius violaceus

(Schmidt, 1995)

Purple treespider (arboreal)
Guyana, Brazil
~ 5 cm bodylength
Longevity: 10 ~ ? years, ♂ ~ 4 years

Since a revision in 2008, this arboreal species has been called Tapinauchenius violaceus (previously T. purpureus). Visually a feast for the eyes, but nervous and withdrawn. This genus is generally very fast, and if there is no way to escape, this spider will also face the enemy.

Tapinauchenius violaceus