Friday, July 11, 2014


Love these gentle, furry giants! They do have large fangs and can inflict a painful (but not lethal) bite, but are generally pretty docile unless provoked. They are common here in our coastal chaparral habitat. Undoubtedly why we have these guys here too:

8/7/10 Tarantula (Aphonopelma reversum) in the back patio.

8/12/07 This guy was on the wall inside the garage. We managed to get him into a bucket and then released him back to the outdoors.

Two common species in Southern California are A. reversum (males mature in mid-summer) and A. eutylenum (males mature in the fall).

FAMILY: Theraphosidae (Tarantulas/Baboon Spiders)

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