Tarantulas of North America

Tuesday October 01, 2013   Noon - 1pm

Location:  MS Museum of Natural Science

County:  Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000.


"Tarantulas of North America: Species Delimitation and Natural History"

Dr. Brent Hendrixson; Assistant Professor of Biology, Millsaps College

Dr. Hendrixson will discuss his ongoing studies of tarantulas from the southwestern United States. The lecture will provide several interesting tidbits about their natural history and will focus on the challenges that researchers face in documenting tarantula diversity and assessing their conservation status. Live specimens representing several different North American species will be on display.