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Brachypelma boehmei
(Mexican Rust-leg Tarantula)

Featured spider picture The spider species Brachypelma boehmei, commonly known as Mexican Rust-leg Tarantula, belongs to the genus Brachypelma, in the family Theraphosidae. Brachypelma boehmei spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Brachypelma boehmei includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Brachypelma boehmei is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of October.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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

Other Common Names

Mexican Rust-leg Tarantula, Mexican Fire-leg Tarantula


Schmidt & Klaas, 1993

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Brachypelma boehmei (Mexican Rust-leg Tarantula), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 8, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Brachypelma boehmei sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Brachypelma boehmei spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Brachypelma boehmei has been sighted 2 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Under rock or debris (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Brachypelma boehmei (Mexican Rust-leg Tarantula) has been sighted in the following countries: Mexico.


Brachypelma boehmei has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

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Featured Pictures

Picture of Brachypelma boehmei (Mexican Rust-leg Tarantula) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconDec 8, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconOct 6, 2013
  • RickCWest
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  • Location iconnw. Guerrero State (exact locale not disclosed), Mexico
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