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Caribena Laeta (Puerto Rican Pinktoe)

Caribena Laeta (Puerto Rican Pinktoe)

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Caribena laeta, also known as the Puerto Rican Pinktoe tarantula, is a recognized species of tarantula belonging to the family Theraphosidae.

Caribena laeta is a medium-sized tarantula species. Adult females typically have a body length ranging from 2.5 to 3 inches (approximately 6.5 to 7.5 cm), while adult males are slightly smaller, measuring about 2 to 2.5 inches (approximately 5 to 6.5 cm) in body length. The leg span of both males and females can reach up to 5 to 6 inches (approximately 12.5 to 15 cm) or more. Like other Pinktoe tarantulas, Caribena laeta is known for its striking coloration and distinctive pink setae (hairs) on its legs, which give it its common name.

Caribena laeta is native to the Caribbean region, specifically found in the islands of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Within their native range, they inhabit various terrestrial environments, including forests, jungles, and grasslands. These tarantulas are often found on trees and shrubs, using their adapted scopulae (comb-like setae on their tarsi) to grip onto surfaces, which makes them excellent climbers.

As an arboreal species, Caribena laeta constructs silken retreats in tree bark and foliage, where they rest during the day and emerge at night to hunt for food. They are primarily insectivorous, preying on insects and other small arthropods.

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