Guatemalan Tiger Rump Spider Davus pentaloris

Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Spider
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
The Guatemalan Tiger Rump Spider or Tarantula is native to southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
Females grow to 4 inches (10cm) long and can live for 10-11 years. Males live for up to 3 years.
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
The usual colours and patterns are black or dark brown stripes on an orange background but there are several variations.
Guatemalan Tiger Rump web
Guatemalan Tiger Rump web
They live in thick webs. Their venom is unlikely to kill a human.
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Spider
Guatemalan Tiger Rump Tarantula
The Costa Rican Tiger Rump, D. fasciatus, looks similar and has similar habits. There are 2 other species of tiger rump tarantulas in the Davus genus, all native to Central America. Given the variation, particularly of the Guatemalan, and following DNA analysis, it is suspected some more may be split out to species status.