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 insect issues urban integrated pest management spiders

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