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An arboreal and colorful tarantula
The species of arboreal tarantula, Avicularia versicolor, is endemic to Martinique, where it is called Matoutou falaise and is protected. It belongs to the Aviculariinae subfamily which includes about five genera and sixty species. In the juvenile stage, it is blue with white hair and a black-striped abdomen. In adulthood (photo), its cephalothorax remains metallic blue, its abdomen is covered with garnet red hairs, and its legs are brown to black with reddish or purplish hairs. The spider's coat is made up of short and long bristles with more or less intense iridescence depending on their light exposure. Some of its bristles are stinging. The average size of adult Avicularia versicolor is 2.3 to 2.7 inches (6 to 7 cm) in body and 3.9 to 4.7 inches (10 to 12 cm) in total span for the females, which are slightly larger than the males.
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