Class Arachnida-Araneae-Theraphosidae-Aphonopelma vorhiesi-Tarantulas MALE (C)

Aphonopelma vorhiesi

El Paso, El Paso County, Texas
September 2, 2015
This tarantula was crossing a trail in the Franklin Mountains State Park at 8:17 PM at coordinates: 31.836039, -106.464641.
Dr. Brent Hendrixson (tarantula expert) commented: “There are three species in that area (A. hentzi, A. gabeli, and A. vorhiesi). Given the condition of the specimen (he is old) and time of year he was collected, it is not conclusive but I am leaning toward A. vorhiesi. If it is, that would be a new state record because we did not have any material of that species from Texas (the nearest location would be the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces).”

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