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Is this Hogna antelucana?  - Hogna carolinensis - male

Is this Hogna antelucana? - Hogna carolinensis - Male
Tucson, Arizona, USA, Pima County, Arizona, USA
May 29, 2014
Size: Approx, 2.5 cm in length.

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Is this Hogna antelucana?  - Hogna carolinensis - male Is this Hogna antelucana?  - Hogna carolinensis - male

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I Believe Hogna carolinensis
Okay, your specimen is absolutely unique with it's orange venter and black striping!

I personally believe it is the "orange" ventral morph of the Hogna carolinensis. Here is one from Arizona that Jeff H. submitted about seven years ago:


Here is the "normal" ventral of the Hogna carolinensis:


There are a few other submissions of Hogna within your area that has the orange ventral:


The H. antelucana has this ventral:


We don't know for sure why there is variation within the orange ventrals for Hogna carolinensis. However, it appears that this trait is more common in the Southern regions of the United States. I will let Laura or Lynette chime in with their thoughts.

Edit: It looks like Laura settled for Hogna carolinensis.
I would like to say that we are still trying to understand these and that your specimen is only placed to the best of our knowledge.

ALSO: Thank you so much for getting the much needed ventral!


Oh, and welcome to BugGuide!

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