P Rajaei.A new type of tarantula about the size of your face has been found in northern Sri Lanka. Scientists found the spiders — with a leg span up to 8 inches across — living in trees and the old doctor’s quarters of a hospital in Mankulam.
This is called the Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider (Poecilotheria metallica) and even its name is all fancy. They're insanely rare, too, only being found in a single location. Habitat: Southeastern India and Sri Lanka Status: Critically Endangered
Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tarantula Poecilotheria metallica, a striking arboreal spider from India, and is creating quite a stir. An adult Gooty Sapphire tarantula has an incredible metallic blue colorations on its carapace, abdomen, and legs.