A beautifully patterned salticid found by an attendee of the 2016 Peru Bugshot in Tambopata, Peru. I spotted a few other similarly marked specimens in the area I suspect with other Phiale species - although I have read they can be quite variable.
Bird Eating Spider, Pamphobeteus antinous, Peru, 8/97 I saw an interesting special about these tarantulas at the Annual Bug Fair. The tribal people refer to these spiders as “the gift of the gods” because they make great traveling snacks. A pregnant spider is considered to be a special treat because the eggs can be made into an omelet. Nothing goes to waste; even the fangs are used as toothpicks.
(FOTOS) Los animales más venenosos del mundo
Una gota del veneno de la araña bananera, que habita en zonas de Brasil, Venezuela, Perú y Costa Rica, es capaz de matar a una persona. Curiosamente, también se utiliza para fabricar medicamentos contra la impotencia. (Foto: Wikimedia Commons).