Genus Meaning:
(Latin + Greek), colored + beast
Species meaning:
formosa (Latin), beautiful, finely formed
Poecilotheria formosa
pee-suh-luh-THI-ree-uh • fawr-MO-suh
Salem ornamental
Aggressive arboreal with beautiful purple hue to the carapace, like all attractive pokies, reports of high potency of venom follows this spider with recommended caution. From southern India with a similar color patter to P. fasciata but with the dorsal abdominal markings are light brown and the chelicerae are darker There is a beautiful purple hue to the carapace. Life span is approx. 10-12 yrs.
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