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Desert Tarantula

Aphonopelma iodius

Description:

Male tarantula found crossing the road in Joshua Tree National Park, CA. We got him onto a piece of paper and moved him off the road.

Habitat:

Mojave desert.

Notes:

Info about tarantulas found in Joshua Tree National Park: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/naturescience/ta..., http://www.nps.gov/jotr/naturescience/mo... Also known as Aphonopelma iodium.

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1 Comment

Robb Hannawacker
Robb Hannawacker 5 years ago

Kristal,

Would you like to add this to "Joshua Tree National Park's Biodiversity" Mission? It's relatively new.

Also, do you think the A. iodium posted on our NPS website is accurate?

Thanks,

Robb

KristalWatrous
Spotted by
KristalWatrous

Indio, California, USA

Lat: 33.87, Long: -115.76

Spotted on Nov 24, 2008
Submitted on Nov 1, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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