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Tarantula on Marcus Landslide Trail

Tarantula on Marcus Landslide Trail
On the Marcus Landslide Trail in McDowell Mountains Regional Park, east of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
October 3, 2013
Size: About 4 inches, with legs
I laid down on the trail to get a "spider's eye" view of this beautiful creature, and although I was trying to get the entire tarantula in the image, it kept coming toward me and giving me a closer close-up than I was even hoping for, at one point attempting to climb onto the camera. I did finally get one shot of the whole body and legs as it was going away through the grasses.

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Moved from ID Request.

Aphonopelma species.
It may possibly be an Aphonopelma chalcodes.


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