Tarantula (Aphonopelma behlei)

Order: Araneae (ah-RAY-nee-ee) (Info)
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Aphonopelma
Species: behlei

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Payson, Arizona
Mission, Texas

Members' Notes:

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On Jun 5, 2010, HollywoodMVR from Mission, TX wrote:

I have seen 2 on my property in tha last couple of years. They are very neat creatures and eat alot of other bugs. They are just a little scary due to their size. But basically - you leave it alone- it won't bother you. They will however jump at you as a defense if you get to close and they feel threatened.