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Aphonopelma sp. - Aphonopelma chalcodes

Aphonopelma sp. - Aphonopelma chalcodes
foothills, west side of the Dragoon Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
June 27, 2017
Size: big!
Could this be Aphonopelma chalcodes?

Moved from Aphonopelma.

Moved from Mygalomorphs.

Moved for expert review.
Moved from ID Request.

Hi Arlene,
I do believe you've found yourself a male Desert Blonde! (A. chalcodes). The female would be a uniform tan color, but the striking differences in color lead to this one being a male.
What a nice find!
Have a great day,

Thanks! I thought it might be too black for A. chalcodes as I didn't realize there was a color difference in the sexes.

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