Websites list this guys as a Texas Brown or Missouri tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi), but when I search on iNaturalist it yeilds "no results". I assume there has been a taxonony change?
Poor pic, I know...
Found one adult and one juvenile.
Saw two individuals along the man made entrance to Tumbling Creek Cave.
Long shot, taken with a cheap camera in poor light....that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
This is the Dark-sided Salamander (Eurycea longicauda melanopleura)
So Friday night before this cave trip I broke my good camera. Went out and bought a cheaper one- you can see the results ...
but getting to see grotto salamanders was great! Saw two adults, one or two (may have been the same individual twice) large larva, and four tiny larva.
The cave is Tumbling Creek Cave (formerly Bear Cave) owned and protected by Ozark Underground Lab.
Poor quality pic. See my entry for grotto salamander.
Saw four individuals.
Saw two individuals, an adult and a juvenile.
The poor guy had been hit- took off his left arm.
Cold weather coming today- hiope he gets under cover in time!
Saw more than twenty juveniles of this species.