In 1993 Dr Gunter Schmidt together with Peter Klaas described one of the most colorful tarantulas that we know. The description is based on a dead adult male and the exuvia of a female.

Brachypelma boehmei is named after the collector and first time importer K. Böhme. The type location was only given as Mexico.

Brachypelma boehmei

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The habitat of Brachypelma boehmei

The Western border of Brachypelma boehmei is the wide river Balsas. This river is also the border between the states of Michoacan in the West and Guerrero in the East. Brachypelma boehmei follows the Pacific coast until Brachypelma smithi takes

over. In the North, the high

peaks of the Sierra Madre del Sur separate Brachypelma boehmei from Brachypelma auratum.

Balsas dry forest, habitat of Brachypelma boehmei.

Burrow of Brachypelma boehmei adult male.

The remains of a sperm web are still visible.

B. boehmei is found in the tropical sub-humid forest along the Pacific coast of Guerrero. During the 5 months in the rain season this region receives less then 1200 mm of rainfall each year (

The daytime temperature differs only a view degrees during the year. The mean temperature is 30C during the day and 20C during the night.

Climate graph compiled with data from: