Tarantula the size of a human face discovered in Sri Lanka

Sky News: A new species of venomous spider as big as a human face has been discovered in Sri Lanka.

The legs of the giant tarantula, which have unique daffodil-yellow markings, span a massive 20cm (eight inches). The arachnid also has a distinctive pink band around its body.

According to wired.com, Ranil Nanayakkara, the co-founder of BER, said: “They are quite rare.

In other reports Mr Nanayakkara is quoted as saying none of the tarantulas found in Sri Lanka have bites that are deadly to humans. However, the Poecilotheria rajaei would be able to kill animals as large as mice, lizards and small birds and snakes.

Photo: The newly-discovered spider (British Tarantula Society/ Ranil Nanayakkara)

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