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What

Costa Rican Redleg Tarantula (Abdomegaphobema mesomelas)

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

March 16, 2004
Costa Rican Redleg Tarantula - Photo (c) Steven Easley, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Steven Easley
miketroll's ID: Costa Rican Redleg Tarantula (Abdomegaphobema mesomelas)
Added on December 7, 2023
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Desert Blonde Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes)

Observer

d_b

Date

August 2014
Theraphosine Tarantulas - Photo (c) arachnida, all rights reserved, uploaded by arachnida
miketroll's ID: Theraphosine Tarantulas (Subfamily Theraphosinae)
Added on February 3, 2023
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon split

Photos / Sounds

Observer

juancruzado

Date

August 11, 2009
Theraphosine Tarantulas - Photo (c) arachnida, all rights reserved, uploaded by arachnida
miketroll's ID: Theraphosine Tarantulas (Subfamily Theraphosinae)
Added on February 3, 2023
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon split

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What

Carolina Sphinx (Manduca sexta)

Observer

tiwane

Date

October 2014

Description

A recently emerged sphingid moth. My friend found it on his jalapeño plant and we kept it through metamorphosis. It still has a piece of cocoon on its back.

Five-spotted Hawk Moth - Photo (c) Jim & Lynne Weber, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Jim & Lynne Weber
miketroll's ID: Five-spotted Hawk Moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus)
Added on June 13, 2021
Maverick
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

icosahedron

Date

March 16, 2015 01:16 PM PDT

Description

I guess this is a spider burrow: a conical silk-lined structure incorporating forest debris. Seen in a forest of Douglas Fir and Coast Redwood.

Several others were nearby with smaller apertures; the fourth photo is one of these.

Similar structures with the Foldingdoor Spider Anthrodiaetus riversi have been posted from Pepperwood.

California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
Improving
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

dominic

Date

March 14, 2015

Description

Richard showed us a whole bunch of these structures.

California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

naturalisttrent

Date

February 14, 2015 12:10 AM PST
California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

kueda

Date

February 13, 2015 10:55 PM PST

Description

Most of my attempts to illicit strike responses from turret spiders end in failure, but for whatever reason Trent was able to get this one to cooperate. I tried to reciprocate but again without luck. Trent was gently stroking the edge of the turret with a twig, whereas I was poking it, so maybe the key is to immitate a smaller insect. There's anecdotal evidence to suggest that they eat ants, so maybe think ant-sized movements. Also, you need to do it under cover of full darkness for them to be staged near the burrow entrance (though they seemed willing to strike under flashlight illumination).

Note the deep, transverse foveal groove and the sclerite on the abdomen, both indicative of the former genus Atypoides (Adams 2014).

California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
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Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

beartracker

Date

January 10, 2015

Place

Redway, CA (Google, OSM)

Description

Turret spider burrow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turret_spider

The Natural History of the California Turret Spider Atypoides riversi (Araneae, Antrodiaetidae): Demographics, Growth Rates, Survivorship, and Longevity
Leonard S. Vincent
Journal of Arachnology
Vol. 21, No. 1 (1993), pp. 29-39
Published by: American Arachnological Society
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3705376

California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
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Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

euproserpinus

Date

December 18, 2014 01:33 PM PST
California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

loarie

Date

March 28, 2014 06:30 PM PDT
California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)

Observer

edwardrooks

Date

January 26, 2014

Description

No spider visible, just tubes along the trail

California Turret Spider - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: California Turret Spider (Atypoides riversi)
Added on February 25, 2020
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

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What

Round-backed Millipedes (Superorder Juliformia)

Observer

jpantoj5

Date

August 27, 2014

Description

Hot day
desert area
dry
was just walking across the area

American Giant Millipede Complex - Photo (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY)
miketroll's ID: American Giant Millipede Complex (Complex Narceus americanus)
Added on December 19, 2019
Leading
Added as part of a taxon merge

Photos / Sounds

What

Golden Silk Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)

Date

October 12, 2014 05:10 PM CDT
Golden Silk Spider - Photo (c) Elí García-Padilla, all rights reserved, uploaded by Elí García-Padilla
miketroll's ID: Golden Silk Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)
Added on July 23, 2019
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Golden Silk Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

October 9, 2014 03:19 PM CDT

Description

The male is present just above the female.

Golden Silk Spider - Photo (c) Elí García-Padilla, all rights reserved, uploaded by Elí García-Padilla
miketroll's ID: Golden Silk Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)
Added on July 23, 2019
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Golden Silk Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)

Observer

carolcummings

Date

June 18, 2007

Description

Spotted this while wandering around a rest stop

Golden Silk Spider - Photo (c) Elí García-Padilla, all rights reserved, uploaded by Elí García-Padilla
miketroll's ID: Golden Silk Spider (Trichonephila clavipes)
Added on July 23, 2019
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

California Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. mundus)

Observer

tiwane

Date

July 7, 2013 02:31 PM PDT

Description

My first one!

California Whiptail - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY)
miketroll's ID: California Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. mundus)
Added on May 7, 2019
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Koch's Wolf Spider (Alopecosa kochi)

Date

February 13, 2015 04:04 AM PST
Koch's Wolf Spider - Photo (c) Mason S., some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Mason S.
miketroll's ID: Koch's Wolf Spider (Alopecosa kochi)
Added on January 16, 2019
Leading
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta)

Observer

kucycads

Date

October 26, 2014

Description

Leucauge venusta?

Orchard Orbweaver - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Katja Schulz
miketroll's ID: Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta)
Added on October 1, 2018
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon split

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What

Mabel Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge argyrobapta)

Observer

poncho

Date

September 2, 2007

Place

Iztacalco (Google, OSM)
Mabel Orchard Orbweaver - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
miketroll's ID: Mabel Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge argyrobapta)
Added on October 1, 2018
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon split

Photos / Sounds

What

California Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. mundus)

Observer

tiwane

Date

July 7, 2013 02:31 PM PDT

Description

My first one!

California Whiptail - Photo (c) Franco Folini, some rights reserved (CC BY)
miketroll's ID: California Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris ssp. munda [inactive])
Added on September 21, 2018
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon) Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Wetland Giant Wolf Spider (Tigrosa helluo)

Observer

keimwj

Date

February 24, 2014 12:59 PM EST

Description

24 Feb 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
20 mm head-abdomen.
This female was found strolling around the driveway on a rare break in the freezing weather.

Wetland Giant Wolf Spider - Photo (c) Meghan Cassidy, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by Meghan Cassidy
miketroll's ID: Wetland Giant Wolf Spider (Tigrosa helluo)
Added on September 20, 2018
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Sheet-Weavers (Subfamily Linyphiinae)

Observer

pmdenn

Date

October 27, 2014 12:41 PM PDT
Bowl-and-doily Spider - Photo (c) Bill Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY)
miketroll's ID: Bowl-and-doily Spider (Frontinella pyramitela)
Added on March 7, 2018
Leading
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Theraphosine Tarantulas (Subfamily Theraphosinae)

Observer

umaamelco
Costa Rican Suntiger Tarantula - Photo (c) James Ojascastro, all rights reserved, uploaded by James Ojascastro
miketroll's ID: Costa Rican Suntiger Tarantula (Davus ruficeps)
Added on December 20, 2017
Leading
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

Observer

annemirdl

Date

October 12, 2014
Micrathena forcipata - Photo (c) Alexis Felipe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alexis Felipe
miketroll's ID: Micrathena forcipata, a member of Micrathena Spiders (Genus Micrathena)
Added on October 29, 2016
Maverick

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

September 24, 2014 10:24 AM EDT

Description

Very small mygal found under logs in the spruce-fir forest. No obvious sign of burrows, sheet webs, etc.

Antrodiaetus unicolor - Photo (c) Marshal Hedin, some rights reserved (CC BY)
miketroll's ID: Antrodiaetus unicolor, a member of Foldingdoor Spiders (Family Antrodiaetidae)
Added on October 7, 2016
Supporting

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What

Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus)

Observer

d_b

Date

August 19, 2014

Description

Macho adulto hallado debajo de una piedra en el sendero.

Arizona Bark Scorpion - Photo (c) Kari McWest, all rights reserved, uploaded by Kari McWest
miketroll's ID: Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus)
Added on October 6, 2016
Supporting

Photos / Sounds

What

Arizona Bark Scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus)

Observer

d_b

Date

August 19, 2014

Description

Macho adulto hallado debajo de una piedra en el sendero.

Baja California Bark Scorpion - Photo (c) Josh More, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
miketroll's ID: Baja California Bark Scorpion (Centruroides exilicauda)
Added on September 25, 2016
Maverick

Photos / Sounds

What

Big Bend Scorpion (Diplocentrus whitei)

Observer

kucycads

Date

December 2014

Description

large dark scorpion is the desert

Big Bend Scorpion - Photo (c) Jason Penney, all rights reserved
miketroll's ID: Big Bend Scorpion (Diplocentrus whitei)
Added on September 23, 2016
Supporting

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What

Devil Scorpions (Family Vaejovidae)

Observer

chrispherp

Date

January 26, 2014 03:36 PM PST

Description

Flipped this little guy under a rock while looking for herps, I believe it is California common scorpion, can anyone confirm this?

Serradigitus gertschi gertschi - Photo (c) Jay Keller, all rights reserved, uploaded by Jay Keller
miketroll's ID: Serradigitus gertschi ssp. gertschi, a member of Sawfinger Scorpion (Serradigitus gertschi)
Added on September 23, 2016
Leading

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