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Arachnids & Insects of Contra Costa County Poster Print

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Contra Costa County is located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, and was one of the original 27 counties established in California in 1850. It is the ninth most populous county in the state, and is made up of 19 cities and many established communities in the unincorporated area. The county seat is Martinez.  The county’s name means “opposite coast” because of its location opposite San Francisco, in an easterly direction, on San Francisco Bay.
In the county are several different natural environments, including grassland, oak woodland, redwood forest, chaparral, riparian gullies, streams, and wetlands. These areas provide excellent habitat for many different species of arachnids & insects. Species included: ACMON BLUE (Plebejus acmon) • AMERICAN PAINTED LADY (Vanessa virginiensis) • ANISE SWALLOWTAIL (Papilio zelicaon) • BAY AREA BLOND TARANTULA (Aphonopelma smithi) • BLUE DASHER (Pachydiplax longipennis) • CALIFORNIA FOREST SCORPION (Uroctonus mordax) • CALIFORNIA PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL (Battus philenor hirsuta) • CALIFORNIA PRAYING MANTIS (Stagmomantis californica) • CALIFORNIA SISTER (Adelpha californica) • CARDINAL MEADOWHAWK (Sympetrum illotum) • CONVERGENT LADY BEETLE (Hippodamia convergens) • GREEN DARNER (Anax junius) • GULF FRITILLARY (Agraulis vanillae) • JERUSALEM CRICKET (Stenopelmatus fuscus) • LORQUIN’S ADMIRAL (Limenitis lorquini) • MONARCH (Danaus plexippus) • MOURNING CLOAK (Trachycephalus resinifictrix) • ORANGE GIANT SULPHUR (Phoebis agarithe) • RED ADMIRAL (Ranitomeya fantastica) • SARA ORANGETIP (Anthocharis sara) • VALLEY CARPENTER BEE (Xylocopa sonorina) • VARIABLE CHECKERSPOT (Euphydryas chalcedona) • VIVID DANCER DAMSELFLY (Argia vivida)  • WESTERN BLACK WIDOW (Latrodectus hesperus) FREE SHIPPING IN THE US

Tarantula Species of the World Poster Print

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Tarantulas are a group of hairy arachnids of the family Theraphosidae. As of 2022, roughly 1,040 species have been identified. These large spiders are found on every continent except Antarctica. While they are venomous and can deliver a painful bite, this venom is fairly weak and no fatalities have ever been verified. List of species: ARIZONA BLONDE TARANTULA (Aphonopelma chalcodes) CHILEAN ROSE-HAIRED TARANTULA (Grammostola rosea) COBALT BLUE TARANTULA (Cyriopagopus lividum) DESERT TARANTULA (Aphonopelma iodius) KING BABOON TARANTULA (Pelinobius muticus) MEXICAN RED-KNEE TARANTULA (Brachypelma smithi) PERUVIAN FLAME-RUMP TARANTULA (Thrixopelma ockerti) STRIPED-KNEE TARANTULA (Aphonopelma seemanni) FREE SHIPPING IN THE US