What kind of spider is this?

Asked November 5, 2015, 1:49 PM EST

Hello, I found this spider here in our office in Northern California. Are you able to identify what kind of spider this is? Thank you.

San Mateo County California

1 Response

To whom it may concern,

This appears to be a wandering male of the common California tarantula, Aphonopelma species. They are commonly encountered in coastal mountains and the Sierra foothills during autumn. More info here: http://nature.berkeley.edu/~callobius/cbcstuff/common_spiders/big_spi_quilt.html

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7442.html

Best regards,

Andrew