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Brachypelma is a genus of spiders in the family Theraphosidae. Brachypelma spiders have been sighted 7 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Brachypelma includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Brachypelma is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of March.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Mygalomorphae
  • Family: Theraphosidae
  • Genus: Brachypelma


Simon, 1891

Sightings Overview

There have been 7 confirmed sightings of Brachypelma, with the most recent sighting submitted on November 20, 2019 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 7 sightings because of certain Brachypelma sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Brachypelma spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 7)
  • Sex: 6 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Brachypelma has been sighted 18 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Ground layer (4). Under rock or debris (6). Open field, pasture, grassland (2). Forest (4). Desert area (2).

Location and Range

Brachypelma has been sighted in the following countries: Mexico.


Brachypelma has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 3
  • April:
  • May:
  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August: 1
  • September:
  • October: 1
  • November:
  • December: 1

Brachypelma Species