Black Mexican tarantula?

Socfroggy

Arachnoknight
Joined
Jan 22, 2017
Messages
297
My parents keep telling me about tarantulas they saw when we lived in Nuevo León In Monterrey, Mexico. They say that they were a solid black color. I know that doesn't do much in terms of identification but I was hoping you guys could help narrow it down. I was thinking G. Pulchra.
 

nicodimus22

Arachnomancer
Arachnosupporter
Joined
Sep 26, 2013
Messages
709
Brachypelma schroederi possibly. Or MM Aphonopelma sp as Bob mentions. I've read about them being black before.

G. pulchra is Brazilian, so it's probably not a match.
 

BobBarley

Arachnoprince
Joined
Sep 16, 2015
Messages
1,481
Would you happen to know what species are native to the aforementioned ration?
Not a clue... perhaps do your research on the World Spider Catalog? It's an invaluable resource and if you aren't registered yet, I highly recommend it.
 

Socfroggy

Arachnoknight
Joined
Jan 22, 2017
Messages
297
Damn...I need to visit my home town and see for myself...Too bad it's pretty much controlled by the cartel :(
 

Socfroggy

Arachnoknight
Joined
Jan 22, 2017
Messages
297
They say that it wasn't too big. So I'm thinking a juvie or sub-adult.
 

Moakmeister

Arachnolord
Joined
Oct 6, 2016
Messages
632
Aphonopelma hentzi mature males are almost entirely black with a tan carapace.
 

JoshDM020

Arachnobaron
Joined
Mar 24, 2017
Messages
358
Aphonopelma hentzi mature males are almost entirely black with a tan carapace.
Those are more north American. Unless theyre more broad-range than my research has turned up. They run around my yard in arkansas.
 

Moakmeister

Arachnolord
Joined
Oct 6, 2016
Messages
632
Those are more north American. Unless theyre more broad-range than my research has turned up. They run around my yard in arkansas.
Also, you know what's weird? I've lived in Texas my entire life and I've never seen a wild tarantula OR a wild scorpion. I guess they don't like urban areas.
 

JoshDM020

Arachnobaron
Joined
Mar 24, 2017
Messages
358
Also, you know what's weird? I've lived in Texas my entire life and I've never seen a wild tarantula OR a wild scorpion. I guess they don't like urban areas.
Mexico is central america. Its tricky. But it happens. And yeah, i wouldnt really know. I live in the middle of nowhere. A. hentzi and texas tree bark scorpions are pretty common. Dont know the scientific names for scorpions.
Edit: fact checked myself. Mexico is in fact part of north america. Whoops!
 

Moakmeister

Arachnolord
Joined
Oct 6, 2016
Messages
632
Mexico is central america. Its tricky. But it happens. And yeah, i wouldnt really know. I live in the middle of nowhere. A. hentzi and texas tree bark scorpions are pretty common. Dont know the scientific names for scorpions.
Edit: fact checked myself. Mexico is in fact part of north america. Whoops!
Yeah, Central America is just a colloquial term XD. It's the equivalent of a common name vs scientific names.
 

JoshDM020

Arachnobaron
Joined
Mar 24, 2017
Messages
358
Yeah, Central America is just a colloquial term XD. It's the equivalent of a common name vs scientific names.
Its actually everything from Guatemala all the way to Panama. Guatemala being attached to mexico is probably what confused me. This is the thing i learned today :cigar:
 

Moakmeister

Arachnolord
Joined
Oct 6, 2016
Messages
632
Its actually everything from Guatemala all the way to Panama. Guatemala being attached to mexico is probably what confused me. This is the thing i learned today :cigar:
but it's not a separate continent, it's just a thing people say. It's like how people describe areas of the U.S. by their region, like the Midwest, or the East Coast. Doesn't mean they're different countries/continents.
 

JoshDM020

Arachnobaron
Joined
Mar 24, 2017
Messages
358
but it's not a separate continent, it's just a thing people say. It's like how people describe areas of the U.S. by their region, like the Midwest, or the East Coast. Doesn't mean they're different countries/continents.
Hey, I didn't make the maps, I'm just as confused as you are. I think Mexico should be part of central, you think central is a lie, somebody probably thinks the whole thing is a conspiracy. My original point is, hentzi lives in arkansas. Thats a bit of a drive to mexico for a spider in my opinion.
 

cold blood

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 19, 2014
Messages
11,936
Its too far north and east for vagans and schroederi I believe. I'd bet its one of the many species of Aphonopelma, of which identifying by "black tarantula" is impossible, because as mentioned, it describes many if not most of those species....heck, even bicoloratum MMs are basically black.
 
Top