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Brown tarantula

Aphonopelma hentzi

Description:

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)

Habitat:

Rural area outside of town

Notes:

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.

Aaron_G
Spotted by
Aaron_G

Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

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

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