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    Tarantula in Pueblo, CO

    I lived in Pueblo about 4 years ago and around this time of year we had tarantulas all over the place down there. It was the mating season and the males were out searching for females. My entire neighborhood freaked out of course, but I guess it happens every year. The ones I caught had a black body and a tan carapace, and I assume they were a couple of males. So I was wondering does anybody know what type tarantula it might of been, I'm sure it has to be a Aphonopelma right? Also does anybody know what tarantulas are native or live in Colorado?
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    Re: Tarantula in Pueblo, CO

    yes, for sure male aphonopelmas. as to which species, could have been a couple different kinds.

    could maybe be (in order of most likely found near pueblo):

    ~ echinum
    ~ hentzi
    ~ coloradenum
    ~ vogelae




    also: google "colorado spider survey" and cruise around the DMNS website for awhile. they keep records of all species found around CO. pretty sweet database.

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    Re: Tarantula in Pueblo, CO

    coloradenum & vogelae, do you have any photos of these two?
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    Re: Tarantula in Pueblo, CO

    nope. there might be some pics up from our last field trip of the local T's we found. if you google coloradenum you don't get anything, so i don't know if it's an old name or a synonym or something.

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