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Theraphosa is a genus of spiders in the family Theraphosidae. Theraphosa spiders have been sighted 3 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Theraphosa includes 2 countries and 2 states in the United States. Theraphosa 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: Theraphosa


Thorell, 1870

Sightings Overview

There have been 3 confirmed sightings of Theraphosa, with the most recent sighting submitted on January 10, 2019 by Spider ID member blackxmanta80. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 3 sightings because of certain Theraphosa sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Theraphosa spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 3)
  • Sex: 1 female and 0 male.
  • Environment: Theraphosa has been sighted 3 times outdoors, and 1 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (1). Ground layer (1). Forest (1).

Location and Range

Theraphosa has been sighted in the following countries: France, United States.

Theraphosa has also been sighted in the following states: California, Colorado.


Theraphosa has been primarily sighted during the month of October.

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

Theraphosa Species

Featured Pictures

Picture of Theraphosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Theraphosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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