Subject: Spider classification, please
Location: Columbia, SC
March 3, 2014 7:50 pm
Hi. Spotted a ground-dwelling spider in the yard today (see attached photo) and am curious as to what type.
Closest I can tell it could be a Funnel Weaver, Fishing Spider, or possibly in the Wolf Spider family.
Looking forward to your insightful findings.
Signature: C. Neil Scott
Dear C. Neil Scott,
We believe this is a Wolf Spider, but our second guess would be Nursery Web Spider which allows for the possibility of it being a Fishing Spider. Your spider bears a resemblance to the Gladicosa gulosa that is pictured on BugGuide. We are going to contact Mandy Howe to see if she can assist in the identification.