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!
Picture of a spider with a bizarre shaped abdomen.
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.
Tarantula photos. Another big tarantula found outside an hut.
Photos of other spiders in the Amazon rainforest.
More pictures of spiders found in the Amazon rainforest, belonging to different species.
Picture of spiders with eggs.
Photo of millipede. These are quite big and may exceed 10 inches in lenght.
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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