A fishing spider (Trechaleidae) named Cupiennius getazi belongs to the family of cupids. The basic color of the species is orange, which is different from the other species of the genus.


Cupiennius getazi banana spider

Cupiennius getazi size and features


Female Cupiennius getazi can grow up to 38 millimeters in length and males can grow up to 26 millimeters. One of their legs spans over 100 millimeters. Two of their legs have orange stains. Its ventral side is black and its opisthosomal side is white. If that's the case, the same can be said for its underside. Also on the female's prosoma and opisthosoma are central stripes. There is a brownish spot in the middle of the prosoma, but on the opisthosoma there is an orange hue to the stripe. The middle has a lighter hue. 
Cupiennius coccineus, Cupiennius chiapanensis , and the large wandering spider ( C. salei ) are reliably distinguishable from other, larger species in the genus Cupiennius based on their coloration characteristics. Its sternum (Coxae) is always dark, but its hips (sternum) are mostly dark. Cupiennus salei has dark ringing around the femora, while Cupiennius chiapanensis has only dark spots on its underside.
Several comb spider species ( Ctenidae ), including dangerous representatives of the genus Phoneutria, resemble Cupiennius getazi. There have often been confusions between them, even among experienced American arachnologists, when "banana spiders" (which are imported from Central America to the USA) are displayed.


Cupiennius getazi occurrence

Cupiennius getazi lives in the Costa Rican and Panamanian rainforests.


Cupiennius getazi way of life 


Cupiennius getazi is principally nocturnal and hides in dark crevices between leaf bases in bromeliads and banana leaves. During the day, it hides in the leaf ports of the plants. In addition, many neighboring leaves can be spun together with silk to form nooks. It is most commonly found on plants with Cupiennius coccineus . Nighttime hunting primarily involves various prey animals, such as other arthropods and smaller vertebrates, such as reptiles and amphibians.


Cupiennius getazi Reproduction

Like other representatives of the genus, Cupiennius getazi reproduces in a similar manner. In sexually mature females, pheromone-containing spider threads are used to attract males. When a male detects the presence of pheromones from a female, he begins to ruminate on his pedipalps and shake his opisthosoma, which has resemblance to a courtship dance. It can take several hours to complete the courtship. A female responds to the male's mating request by shaking the opisthosoma and bringing him closer to her. When mating, males rise on the back of their respective females and alternately insert their bulbs into their spermatheque. A female's opisthosoma will swell up to three weeks later due to eggs that are maturing, and she will become more hungry. When the female lays an egg cocoon, it will be white, sphere-shaped and relatively large. In a few weeks, hundreds of new spiders hatch from a cocoon that was attached to a "safety net" by the female. Three cocoons are produced by the female. The process is repeated several times. There is no brood care. Spiderlings mature after several months. Compared to males, females may live up to two years.


Cupiennius getazi Terrarium


Cupiennius getazi enjoys a certain amount of popularity as a terrarium animal , as do some other species in the genus. The keeper must, however, simulate the spider's natural habitat (rainforest) as closely as possible while also observing the spider's high speeds. Also read : breaking hindi news India