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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

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Columbia, South Carolina

2 Responses to Wolf Spider

  1. Mandy Howe says:

    Hi Daniel & C. Neil,
    Yep, it’s definitely a wolf spider, though a tough call for me… it’s between genus Gladicosa and genus Schizocosa (e.g. like this). It’d be one I would have to examine in person under the microscope to tell for sure.

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