Mojave Tarantula (Aphonopelma mojave)
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Mojave Tarantula (Aphonopelma mojave)

General: Mojave Tarantulas (Aphonopelma mojave; Family Theraphasidae) are small, black tarantulas found in the desert around Las Vegas. Technically, they are an undescribed species, so the name is tentative and not official.

Mojave Tarantulas eat small insects and probably anything else they can catch.

Like all spiders, tarantulas have fangs and venom. However, they are generally harmless to humans (said to be similar to a bee sting).

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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