Aphonopelma mooreae
(North American Cobalt Tarantula)

Featured spider picture The spider species Aphonopelma mooreae, commonly known as North American Cobalt Tarantula, belongs to the genus Aphonopelma, in the family Theraphosidae. Aphonopelma mooreae spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Aphonopelma mooreae includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Aphonopelma mooreae is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of February.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Theraphosidae
  • Genus: Aphonopelma
  • Species: Aphonopelma mooreae

Other Common Names

North American Cobalt Tarantula


Smith, 1995

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Aphonopelma mooreae (North American Cobalt Tarantula), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 7, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Aphonopelma mooreae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Aphonopelma mooreae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Aphonopelma mooreae has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Ground layer (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Aphonopelma mooreae (North American Cobalt Tarantula) has been sighted in the following countries: Mexico.


Aphonopelma mooreae has been primarily sighted during the month of February.

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Featured Pictures

Picture of Aphonopelma mooreae (North American Cobalt Tarantula) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconDec 7, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconFeb 16, 2006
  • RickCWest
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  • Location iconYecora, Sonora State, Mexico
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