Pictures of arachnoids and myriapods of the Amazon rainforest

12-19 August 2005

Thinking to the Amazon rainforest, one of the first things coming into mind are probably the big spiders. In fact, although the giant tarantula doesn't live in Ecuador, there are still quite big tarantulas and other spiders, in addition to centipedes and millipedes. The Amazon rainforest is their kingdom!

Spider, amazon rainforest
Picture of a spider with a bizarre shaped abdomen.

 

Giant tarantula, amazon rainforest Giant tarantula, amazon rainforest
Giant tarantula, Ecuador Giant tarantula, Ecuador
Picture of a big tarantula. Although you wll not find in Ecuador the giant tarantula (like that found in Brazil), these spiders are still quite big and impressive. But don't be scared: they aren't dangerous, as long as they are not disturbed.

 

Giant tarantula, Ecuador Giant tarantula, Ecuador
Giant tarantula, amazon rainforest Tarantula photos. Another big tarantula found outside an hut.

 

Spider in Ecuador
Spider in Ecuador Photos of other spiders in the Amazon rainforest.

 

Spider, amazon rainforest Spider in Ecuador
Spider, amazon rainforest Spider, amazon rainforest
More pictures of spiders found in the Amazon rainforest, belonging to different species.

 

 

Picture of spiders with eggs.

 

Millipede, amazon rainforest Millipede, Ecuador
Myriapod, amazon rainforest Photo of millipede. These are quite big and may exceed 10 inches in lenght.

 

Myriapods, amazon rainforest Myriapods, amazon rainforest
Myriapods, amazon rainforest
Instead, these are photos of centipede. There are many species of them in Ecuador, throughout the Amazon rainforest.

 

Picture of an enormous snail.

 

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