Spiders, spiders everywhere? Tarantula mating season starts early amid threats to arachnids

It’s tarantula season in the golden hills of the Bay Area: that period every fall when black, hairy males of the species Aphonopelma iodius emerge from their underground burrows in search of a receptive female—a first and final act of carnal exploration before they die.

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