Scientific Name: Aphonopelma chalcodes
Common Name(s): Arizona Blonde
Country of Origin: USA (Arizona)
Habitat: Terrestrial, Burrowing
Temperment: Desert Blonde Tarantulas are considered slightly more aggressive than other "beginner" species.
Notes: This 3 to 5 in (8 to 13 cm) large bodied, burrowing spider is commonly seen during the summer rainy season in southwestern deserts. The female is usually a uniform tan color. The male has black legs, a copper-colored cephalothorax and a reddish abdomen. Their burrows can be as large as 1 to 2 in (25 to 51 mm) in diameter, with some strands of silk across the opening.