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Brown tarantula

Aphonopelma hentzi


Aphonopelma hentzi is one of the most common species of tarantula thriving in the southern-most United States today. Brown tarantulas can grow in excess of a four inch leg span, and weigh more than 3 ounces as adults. The body is dark brown. Shades may vary between individual tarantulas and are more distinct after a molt. (information from Wikipedia)


Rural area outside of town


Many states like to claim this species as their own and will assign such names as "Texas brown tarantula" or "Oklahoma brown tarantula." Since it occurs in at least 7 different states, I'm not going to put a state's name on it. I simply call it the brown tarantula. :-) This girl is missing the 2nd leg on her right side. You can see it best in the 2nd photo.

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1 Comment

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

She is beautiful.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2015
Submitted on Dec 17, 2016

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