This fairly large Theraphosid was resting (facing downward) on a metal post near the Hotel Axkan. Total body length about 2.5 to 3 cm, total length maybe 8-9 cm. I can't find any similar images of tarantulas on iNat in Mexico. The pink-banding on the legs and pink spots on the abdomen are distinctive. I'm wondering if this is a juvenile.
encontrado en la selva baja subcaducifolia
Tortuguero, Costa Rica- sea level
Cupiennius is a genus of wandering spiders found from Mexico to northwestern South America, and on some Caribbean islands. The genus includes both relatively small species where the cephalothorax is less than 9 mm (0.35 in) and large species where the cephalothorax can measure almost 40 mm (1.6 in). The larger species are sometimes seen far outside their native ranges in shipments of fruits, when frequently confused with Phoneutria spiders. However, unlike the dangerously venomous Phoneutria, bites from Cupiennius typically...