The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula (Poecilotheria Metallica) are arboreal spiders. They construct funnel webs in the holes of trees where they live. These beautiful insects don’t need webs to catch their food, which mostly consists of flying insects.
Younger spiders are grey, but when they become adults, their patterns change to primarily blue, black, white at the top, and the underside of their legs have bright canary-yellow bands.
You might want to think twice before you decided to handle one of these beautiful blue spiders. They pack a mean punch. One bite from one of these can leave you feeling sick for over a week.
These spiders live in the town of Gooty in Central Southern India, where they were discovered in 1897. Currently, it is illegal to remove these spiders from the wild, as they are critically endangered due to hunting and loss of habitat, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said.