Described in 1980 By Valerio from the North of Costa Rica. The type is from Cano Rito, Upala, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

Brachypelma albopilosum

Brachypelma albopilosum at retreat entrance. Upala, Costa Rica

The habitat of Brachypelma albopilosum

Upala is located in the North of Costa Rica. It is part of the Tropical moist broadleaf forest. (see for more details.) During our visit in June 2013 we got a good taste of what moist means here. Basically the whole region was flooded by the seasonal rain. Making searching for the species very hard.

Brachypelma albopilosum hiding from the flood. Upala, Costa Rica

Brachypelma albopilosum in fallen tree. Upala, Costa Rica

Climate graph Upala, Costa Rica (data used from )

Distribution of Brachypelma albopilosum in Costa Rica according to Valerio.

Food remains found in the retreat.

Beetle and millipede (above)

and scorpion (right.)

Piece of cast skin at entrance of retreat.

Temperature reading during rain in June.

Detail of leg IV

Brachypelma albopilosum premolt (left) and postmolt (right)