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Acanthoscurria geniculata,  also known as “Giant whiteknee”, “Brazilian whiteknee tarantula” and “Whitebanded tarantula”, is an astonising bird spider due to its coloration, pattern and behavior from Brazil. She furiously hunts down her prey, going straight for the kill. You’ll sometimes hear people talk about Acanthoscurria transamazonica, which is being used as a synonym for the same spider. Acanthoscurria geniculata is high on many favorite-lists. 


New world Tarantula 

Terrestrial Bird Spider

Females can become up to 20 years old. Males are given a shorter lifetime around 4 years.

Can grow up to 21 cm in leg span


Acanthoscurria geniculata 1/4"

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