Haplocosmia himalayana • 3 3/4″ ♀

Female Haplocosmia himalayana available in trade for mature male H. himalayana. Use contact tab to arrange!


Haplocosmia himalayana is native to northern India (Republic of India). It lives at higher elevations along the southern edge of the Himalayan foothills. The type locality is Dehradun at 1500 ft. H. himalayana is also found near Kasauli and Dalhousie, at 6600 ft. and 6000 ft. (see below, left).

Haplocosmia himalayana localities in the Himalayan foothills of northern India

Climate here is temperate, and though it snows in winter, temperatures are not extreme. A Dehradun view shows forest habitat as does Dalhousie Hill Station. Dalhousie average temperature on winter nights is 4C (39F). June is the warmest month, with an average temperature of 22.5C (72.5F), peaking at 27.4C (81.3F). The heaviest rains occur in July and August.

H. himalayana females grow to about 4″. Males mature at a smaller size. The species demonstrates good appetite and moderately fast growth. As with other Old World tarantulas, be careful around H. himalayana. Keep hands and fingers away. We recommend H. himalayana for experienced keepers.

The first photo above shows the specimen offered. The second photo, courtesy Sven Köppler, shows a mother with spiderlings.

Additional information

Weight 0.01 lbs
Dimensions 1.0 × 0.5 × 0.5 in