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Tarantula - Aphonopelma chalcodes

Tarantula - Aphonopelma chalcodes
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 15, 2009
Crawling in our backyard at about 9PM. My mediocre internet searches are indicating that it's a Mexican Blonde Tarantula (or one of the other names that species is known by), but it's hard to tell because of the difference in color scheme depending on the picture.

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Tarantula - Aphonopelma chalcodes Tarantula - Aphonopelma chalcodes

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Moved from ID Request.

Sure looks like Aphonopelma chalcodes
Only one picture on the guide though! I think its a male, females are supposed to be all one color, a light uniform tan and males have that shiny copperish carapace. Goes by the desert blonde, arizona blonde, and mexican blonde I believe.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/85108/bgimage

 
I agree, A. Chalcodes. It's a
I agree, A. Chalcodes. It's a male. Males generally have smaller abdomens and they also have tibial hooks on the undersides of their front legs at maturity. I'm not sure color has anything to do with gender.

 
Thanks for confirming!
I've googled it a little and its seems like just different individuals have different coloring.

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