Theraphamosidae

Aim for gold and honour your bird spider forever. 

Rules • Be(come) and stay a member of our facebookgroup • Answer with 1 (big and high-resolution, min. 2048 pixels width) photo in the comments below the link • Write scientific name and gender above the picture • The photo is yours • The photo has no text or logo (it will only be uploaded with the typical theraphosidae.be-layout) • The same photo can only win once • You can win more than once, but only 2 times in a row • The winning picture can be used by the webmakers in any related way to the competition when given proper credits to the respectful owner • New since April 2016 • 2 leagues: Professional (professional material) and Amateur (daily material) • To be named a winner, you must be challenged by at least 1 competitor. 

New since November 2017 • The administrators of our facebookgroup choose their winners • Only if the jury’s votings result in a draw, a final knockout will be organized on this webpage until 13h, GMT+1, the next day • During knockout everyone can participate voting • 1 person = 1 vote • The final winner is given a downloadable CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION above the picture on this page.

Contest 26: March 2018 – 

Winner: 

Contest 25: February 2018 – “South America”

Pro

Winner: Isaiah Rosales – Click certificate below – Go to the picture

0.1 Sericopelma rubronitens Ausserer, 1875

Sericopelma rubronitens

Amateur

Winner: Thomas Hagen – Click certificate below – Go to the picture

0.1 Xenesthis intermedia Schiapelli & Gerschman, 1945

Xenesthis intermedia

Contest 24: January 2018 – “Patterns”

Winner: Josh Bradley – Click certificate below – Go to the picture

1.0 Cyriocosmus leetzi Vol, 1999

1.0 Cyriocosmus leetzi

Contest 23: December 2017 – “Aviculariinae”

Professional

Winner: Isaiah Rosales – Click certificate below – Go to the picture

December 2017

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata Pocock, 1899

Heteroscodra and Stromatopelma were replaced to Aviculariinae since the revision of Avicularia in March, 2017.

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata

Amateur

Winner: Tidgetot Magnaye – Click certificate below – Go to the picture

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata Pocock, 1899

Heteroscodra and Stromatopelma were replaced to Aviculariinae since the revision of Avicularia in March, 2017.

0.1 Heteroscodra maculata

Contest 22: November 2017 – ‘My favorite tarantula picture”

Winner: Chase Campbell – Click certificate below – Go to the picture

November 2017

0.0.1 Dolichothele diamantinensis (Bertani, Santos & Righi, 2009)

Dolichothele diamantinensis

Contest 21: October 2017 – “Cute Halloween”

Professional

Winner: Julian Kamzol (websiteflickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.0.1 Caribena versicolor (Walckenaer, 1837)

Caribena versicolor

Amateur

Winner: Isaiah Rosales (arachnoboards • instagram) – Go to the picture

0.0.X Caribena versicolor (Walckenaer, 1837)

Caribena versicolor

Contest 20: September 2017 – “Dwarves”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Cyriocosmus ritae Pérez-Miles, 1998

Cyriocosmus ritae

Amateur

Winner: Jay Lagman Adaya – Go to the picture

0.1 Hapalopus formosus Ausserer, 1875

Hapalopus formosus

Contest 19: July 2017 – “Brachypelma spp.”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Brachypelma klaasi (Schmidt & Krause, 1994) 

Brachypelma klaasi

Amateur

Winner: Zoran Glamočak – Go to the picture

0.1 Brachypelma emilia (White, 1994)

Brachypelma emilia

Contest 18: May 2017 – “Poecilotheria spp.”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Poecilotheria miranda Pocock, 1900

Poecilotheria miranda

Amateur

Winner: Benjamin Boom – Go to the picture

0.1 Poecilotheria subfusca Pocock, 1895

Poecilotheria subfusca

Contest 17: April 2017 – “Tarantula butts”

Professional

Winner: Isaiah Rosales (arachnoboards • instagram) – Go to the picture

0.1 Acanthoscurria geniculata (C.L. Koch, 1841)

Acanthoscurria geniculata

Amateur

Winner: Russell Legaspi – Go to the picture

0.1 Grammostola pulchra Mello-Leitão, 1921

Grammostola pulchra

Contest 16: January 2017 – “Giants”

Winner: Edwin Pottillius (facebookgroup) – Go to the picture

0.1 Theraphosa stirmi Rudloff & Weinmann, 2010

Contest 15: December 2016 – “Happy holidays”

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 14: November 2016 – “Heavy webbers”

Theraphosidae

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Heterothele villosella Strand, 1907

Heterothele villosella

Other arachnids

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Linothele megatheloides Paz & Raven, 1990

0.1 Linothele megatheloides

Contest 13: October 2016 – “Burrowers’ tunnels”

Amateur

Winner: Thomas Hagen – Go to the picture

0.1 Ornithoctonus cf. costalis

Contest 12: September 2016 – “Asian theraphosids”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

0.1 Phormingochilus sp. rufus

Amateur

Winner: Thomas Hagen – Go to the picture

0.1 Phormingochilus everetti Pocock, 1895

Contest 11: August 2016 – “Threat poses”  

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

Amateur

Winner: Alem Hudović – Go to the picture

Contest 10: July 2016 – “Matings”

Amateur

Winner: Russell Legaspi – Go to the picture 

Contest 9: June 2016 – “African bird-eaters”

Professional

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Amateur

Winner: Russell Legaspi – Go to the picture

Contest 8: May 2016 – “Tarantula gymnasts”

Amateur

Winner: Guillaume Dupouy – Go to the picture

Contest 7: April 2016 – “My rarest bird spider”

Professional

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

Amateur

Winner: Guillaume Dupouy – Go to the picture

Contest 6: March 2016 – “Theraphosidae in natural furnished enclosures”

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 5: February 2016 – “Snowball”

Winner: David Van Berlo (facebookgroup) – Go to the picture

Contest 4: January 2016 – “Fangs” 

Winner: Andreas Beier (facebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 3: December 2015 – “Your first tarantula”

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 2: November 2015 – “Colors!” 

Winner: Julian Kamzol (website • flickrfacebookpage) – Go to the picture

Contest 1: October 2015 – “Beautiful webbing!”

Winner: Josh Coogler (flickrarachnoboards • tarantulasUS) – Go to the picture