Unidentified

Picture ID 151802

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I know it’s a tarantula and possibly a male? But I don’t know what type it is.

  • Submitted by: 
    Beverly1111
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2021
  • Photographed: Oct 26, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Ruston , Louisiana, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

There’s probably someone here who knows more about them than I do. Please don’t tell anyone exactly where you found it. Many tarantula species are threatened by the poachers who sell them into the pet trade. This is a cute one too. 🙂

TangledWeb

I would have held him too, it’s just what you gotta do with big spiders. We’ve had poachers try to use the site to find rare spiders. They pretend to be volunteers and say they need details about the exact location of the spider. I try to head them off by telling people who submit pics of rarer spiders to not give out info. They go away after I “out” them, but I don’t want to give them any chance. One of the top tarantula experts is a friend of our site. I asked him what he thought, he said… Read more »