American tarantula

A·mer·i·can ta·ran·tu·la

Eurypelma hentzii, the Arkansas tarantula; although greatly feared, its bite is relatively uncommon and harmless to humans.
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A new species of North American tarantula, Aphonopelma paloma (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae).
However, there is one exception in the genus Ephebopus, a colorful South American tarantula, where the urticating hairs occur on the palps rather than on the abdomen (Raven 1985).
I heard myself saying as the soft, warm body of a South American tarantula was carefully placed onto my hands.
The world's largest spider is a South American Tarantula called Goliath - it's the size of a dinner plate and weighs 5oz.
The bite of a native American tarantula (genus Aphonopelma) is very mild; one really has to threaten an Aphonopelma spider to get bit.
This work was funded by a LCRS research grant, the American Tarantula Society, and British Airways "Conservation Scheme.
A multi-year probe that ultimately uncovered the smuggling of more than 1,500 CITES-protected Latin American tarantulas began at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when an inspector stopped a man bringing 8 rare spiders into the country without CITES permits.
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