[Taxacom] Brazilian spider needs ID

volker von wirth volker.von-wirth at t-online.de
Sat Aug 23 10:33:41 CDT 2008

I agree to Steve, seems to be an adult male of a so called "Tarantula" or 
"Birdspider" (Fam. Theraphosidae), probably a member of the Theraphosinae 
Subfamily, but I have never seen such an abdominal marking in thet 
Subfamily, although I'm specialized on this Spider group. I will forward 
that picture to some brazilian Theraphosid Specialists to hear what they 
will say about it.

Cheers,     Volker
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Lingafelter" <steve.lingafelter at ars.usda.gov>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Brazilian spider needs ID

> That's a beauty.  Looks like a salticid abdomen on a tarantula.
> --Steve (I-used-to-know-my-spiders) Lingafelter
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> Steven W. Lingafelter, Ph. D.
> Systematic Entomology Lab, PSI, ARS, USDA
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> On 8/23/08 9:36 AM, "Alex Popovkin" <popovkin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Could anyone please ID this spider from the restinga area of Bahia, 
>> Brazil (
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/plants_of_russian_in_brazil/2788769787/)?
>> Thanks.
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