Brachypelma smithi
(Mexican Red-knee Tarantula)

Featured spider picture The spider species Brachypelma smithi, commonly known as Mexican Red-knee Tarantula, belongs to the genus Brachypelma, in the family Theraphosidae. Brachypelma smithi spiders have been sighted 1 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Brachypelma smithi includes 1 countries and 0 states in the United States. Brachypelma smithi 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
  • Species: Brachypelma smithi

Other Common Names

Mexican Red-knee Tarantula


(F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1897)

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Sightings Overview

There have been 1 confirmed sightings of Brachypelma smithi (Mexican Red-knee Tarantula), with the most recent sighting submitted on December 14, 2018 by Spider ID member rickcwest. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 1 sightings because of certain Brachypelma smithi sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Brachypelma smithi spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 1)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Brachypelma smithi has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 0 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Ground layer (1). Under rock or debris (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Brachypelma smithi (Mexican Red-knee Tarantula) has been sighted in the following countries: Mexico.


Brachypelma smithi has been primarily sighted during the month of March.

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  • March: 1
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Featured Pictures

Picture of Brachypelma smithi (Mexican Red-knee Tarantula) - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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  • Submitted Calendar iconDec 14, 2018
  • Photographed Picture iconMar 14, 2005
  • RickCWest
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  • Location iconnr. Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico
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