Rocky Mountain Expo May 2013
Emerald Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus uatuman)
…is a species of skeleton tarantula native to Brazil and neighboring countries. Like other tarantulas the emerald skeleton tarantula is a burrower and makes its home on the forest floor where it feeds on passing insects and other invertebrates. The emerald green that shows on their carapace is only really present in younger spiders as it fades with each molt. Their unique coloration has also made them quite popular in the pet trade.