Genus Meaning:
(Latin + Greek), colored + beast
Species meaning:
ornata (Latin), ornate
Poecilotheria ornata
pee-suh-luh-THI-ree-uh • awr-NAH-tuh
Fringed ornamental

Aggressive arboreals, like all attractive pokies, reports of high potency of venom follows this spider with recommended caution. From Sri Lanka, builds a web retreat. Females are a more subdued brown with dorsal abdominal marking is light brown and the carapace is darker. Legs have brown with lighter markings instead of the alternating bands of color in the other female Poecilotheria. Life span is approx 10-12 yrs.
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