The Heteroscodra maculata (Togo Starburst Baboon) is an Old World arboreal tarantula. Like most Old World arboreals, the Heteroscodra maculata will bite if provoked and is lightning fast. The coloring and design on the carapace and abdomen look like expensive China one uses on “special occasions”. This is a striking example of contrasting black and whites to make naturally occurring art.
Photocred: Adam Erickson @ Erickson Exotics, used with permission