An undescribed Aphonopema species that is a close relative to the Aphonopelma chalcodes and is very similar in appearance and behavior. This little known species is rarely seen outside the United States and was first supplied in the UK by us in 2008. They are a desert species so very easy to care for and like other popular desert Tarantulas they are very hardy and long lived
They are large stocky species that is considered the largest North American Aphonopelma and supposedly have a leg span up to 19cm. They are covered in short fluffy hair with long silky hair covering their legs. They are usually a gold or orange colour with pitch black femurs, little black feet and long red hairs on the abdomen.
This spider is a good choice for novice keepers and is a good alternative to the usual Chile Rose and have recently become very popular.