Cool looking but critically endangered. SORRY my followers who don’t like snakes and spiders and may unfollow, but science. :)
Poecilotheria metallica is a species of tarantula. It reflects brilliant metallic blue color. This whole genus of arboreal tarantulas exhibits an intricate fractal-like pattern on the abdomen. The spider’s natural habitat is primarily SoutheasternIndia and Sri Lanka. P. metallica was first discovered in a town in central southern India called Gooty. Hence, its common name is Gooty Sapphire Ornamental Tree Spider, or simply Gooty Sapphire, or Gooty Tarantula, Metallic Tarantula,Peacock Parachute Spider, Peacock Tarantula, or Salepurgu.
The species is found in a single location, which is severely fragmented. The extent of occurrence is less than 100 km2. India: Andhra Pradesh: Reserve forest between Nandyal and Giddalur. Though the spider was first found in a railway timber yard in Gooty, its true habitat is about 15 miles to the north.