Brown Tarantula

This shy spider spends most of its time hiding in a burrow. If agitated, it will rear up to show its fangs. After a short display it runs away.

In the late summer the male travels in search of mates, and this is usually the only time they are seen. After mating with several females the male dies.

North America

At A Glance


Dry, rocky areas and grasslands




Central and Southern U.S., Northern Mexico