Brazilian Whiteknee Tarantula
|Geographical Range||Northern Brazil (in South America)|
|Scientific Name||Acanthoscurria geniculata|
Back off! Like most tarantulas found in the New World, this spider has special "hairs" that it uses as a defense. When the tarantula flicks these irritating hairs from its body and sends them aloft, the hairs can cause a skin rash -- and even eye damage -- in the spider's victims.