Meet the tarantula in black

Of course this new arachnid species is named for Johnny Cash

Aphonopelma johnnycashi

WALK THE LINE  Aphonopelma johnnycashi males are covered in black hairs and emerge from their burrows to hunt a mate. “During mating season, males are out wandering and you can see them crossing roads,” says arachnologist Chris Hamilton. 

Dr. Chris A. Hamilton (CC BY 4.0

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