Same tarantuala from last fall, with his Gastrophryne cohort
Male Tarantula (Aphonopelma sp.; Theraphosidae), Panoche Valley, San Benito Co., CA - November 2009.
Female found under a rock in the late afternoon. She mover very little and was missing two left legs. Body length 65mm.
I first found this male in the middle of the road. After a few photos I was able to get it off the road and into a safer place for more photos.
From some researching I believe I have the species correct.
San Diego County has three species of tarantula
though this is debateable
San Diego County, California, US
The photo was taken at my house, but the collection locality (yes, I had permits) is on the map. Collected 4/2001
Sometimes she sits like this. I don't know why.