Aphonopelma

Picture ID 41365

Picture of Aphonopelma - Dorsal

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Took this photo in Rancho San Antonio preserve

  • Submitted by: 
    Christinschu
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 30, 2018
  • Spider: Aphonopelma
  • Location: Los altos hills, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Open field, pasture, prairie, grassland
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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TangledWeb

Dang! I thought there was something really unusual going on in this photo!

ItsyBitsy

That’s funny 😀 , I cropped out the spider emoji. This appears to be a Tarantula (Aphonopelma sp.) which you may have already guessed, they can be difficult to narrow down with even a clear image. Maybe in time someone who knows what’s most common in that particular area will chime in.

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