Mexican Redknee Tarantula is a type of burrowing tarantula native to the pacific mountains of Mexico but is also found in southwestern United States and Panama.

It is most well known for its hairy body and the red bands that are along its legs.

An adult male can grow between 10 and 18 cm, and weigh between 15 and 16 g. Both sexes are similar in appearance, with the male having a smaller body, but longer legs. Though the male is of comparable size to the female, the male has a much smaller mass.

Like most tarantulas, they have a long lifespan. The females of this species can live up to 30 years, but the males tend to live for only 5 or so years.

Bug Facts

  • Scientific Name: Brachypelma smithi
  • Size: Up to 18 cm
  • Diet: Insects such as crickets