Xenesthis_blue(m)4.75in_SA1.jpeg
xenesthis

Xenesthis_blue(m)4.75in_SA1.jpeg

Sold as Xenesthis sp. "blue" to me. 4.75" sub-adult male.
these "curly" setae on the abdomen are very unusual for sp BLUE.
they are only known and reported for the cf. immanis.


Gabriel, R. 2013. Some notes and observations on the Breeding of Xenesthis immanis (Ausserer, 1875), (Araneae:Theraphosidae). Journal of the British Tarantula Society, 28 (3): 111–113.

Esche S. 2015. Xenesthis spp. - Zu Unterschieden der Scopula am Metatarsus IV (Araneae, Theraphosidae, Theraphosinae) Arthropoda Popularis 1/2 (3) 2015 (20-30)
 
Feedback and some research seems to be pointing to it being X. immanis. I just want to rule out X. intermedia.
 

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