Theraphosidae – Tarantulas

Tarantulas in Texas

Tarantulas are mostly large, hairy spiders of the family Theraphosidae. Almost all North American tarantulas are part of the genus Aphonopelma. As of 2021, there are six species of tarantulas in Texas, out of almost 1,100 spiders in Texas. Tarantulas can be found throughout Texas with the Texas brown tarantula and the Texas tan tarantulas […]

Aphonopelma Eutylenum – California Ebony Tarantula

Aphonopelma eutylenum, the California ebony tarantula is a large spider that can be found in California and its surrounding states including Northwestern Mexico. Mostly, they are found in the grassy areas around the Eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area down to San Diego. As many other spiders, the California ebony tarantula is a […]

Aphonopelma Hentzi – Texas Brown Tarantula

Aphonopelma hentzi, the Texas brown tarantula is one of the largest species of spiders native to the Southern United States. The large brown and furry spider lives in arid climate. Since they are a non-aggressive and docile species, they have become a popular pet spider throughout the U.S. and in other parts of the world. […]

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