Location: Indiana woodland area
October 13, 2014 9:51 am
Whilst in a sword duel this happy not so little chap almost fell on my head…. This immediately stopped all combat as we marveled at this beast. What species is this thing? It was nearly 4″ in diameter.
We were not aware that sword dueling was legal in the United States. Your Wolf Spider looks like a Carolina Wolf Spider, Hogna carolinensis, and it looks like a very close visual match to this individual posted to BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “Considered to be the largest wolf spider in North America.”