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Central and Southern U.S., Northern Mexico

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.

HABITATDry, rocky areas and grasslands
DIETInsects
LIFE ExpectancyMales 8-10 years, females 15-20 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for Cambodia, Thailand and Laos is the Asian elephant.
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