Lampropelma nigerrimum, adult female. Sangihe Island, Indonesia.
Foto: Jean Michel Verdez
Lampropelma nigerrimum is a medium sized uniform black arboreal tarantula from the subfamily Ornithoctoninae. Differing from the other Lampropelma species in having short and robust legs and very dense femoral fringes, as well as an apparent lack of tiger pattern on the abdomen in adult females. All in all creating the appearance of a stout jet black fuzzy spider.
Subadult males can be easily sexed by the epigynal fusillae method.