The metallic pinktoe tarantula, Avicularia metallica, is a primitive spider species. It is called the "Antilles pinktoe tarantula" or "whitetoe tarantula".
The metallic pinktoe tarantula is an arboreal spider. It produces silk for a variety of purposes. It makes silk beds on the ground for moulting, laying mats where it keeps the egg-filled cocoons, and web blankets or funnels for a refuge or sometimes as a trap for capturing large prey. The Pinktoe weaves a funnel-shaped web of white silk where it rests, breeds and lays its eggs.
If threatened by a predator, it can project urticating hairs by rubbing its hind legs against its abdomen.