Tliltocatl verdezi (ex. Brachypelma) 1/2″




Tliltocatl verdezi, formerly Brachypelma verdezi, comes from southwest Mexico, in the Sierra Madre del Sur. [1] It is a member of the Tliltocatl red rump species, comprising T. kalenbergi, T. schroederi, T. epicureanum, T. vagans, T. sabulosum, and T. albopilosum. Whilst not a common member of the group, T. verdezi has a distinctive look that appeals to collector specialists. Spiderlings were captive bred in Mexico and imported under CITES purview, lineage undisputed. They are eating 3/16″ crickets vigorously.

A 2019 video by Guy Tansley showing native habitat can be viewed here [link].

The photo above shows a juvenile female.

[1] Mendoza, J. Francke, O. (2019). Systematic revision of Mexican threatened tarantulas Brachypelma (Araneae: Theraphosidae: Theraphosinae), with a description of a new genus, and implications on the conservation. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. XX, 1–66.

Additional information

Weight .01 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 0.5 × 0.5 in