Picture ID 96926

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I have no idea what kind of spider this is, but I found it on a mountain outside of Tucson, Arizona. It was probably 3 inches long including legs. Black front and legs, reddish/orange back, fuzzy. It was crossing a trail path with leaves abundant on both sides, no web in sight. Any ideas?

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  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2019
  • Photographed: Dec 7, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Desert area
  • Found in web?: No
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Looks like a male Aphonopelma – maybe a paloma, saguaro or even catalina. Theres like 7-8 different species in tucson. Its leggy so its def a mature males can live to be 5-10 years old but stop eating and eventually die shortly after they have hit maturity so Im sure hes looking for a mate given his small abdomen.