Wolf or Trapdoor
Geographic location of the bug —
Time: 06:18 PM EDT
Hi: I am sending two pics of what I believe are the same spieces of spider. One of the spiders is, what I think to be, quite a unique color. I stupidly forgot to put a coin by that one, however, it was just slightly bigger than the second spider. Both spiders were discovered dead. One was being drug by a spider wasp. We have had a bumper crop of spiders this year. They seem to have exploded along with the record breaking rain in our area. Thank you for checking my photos and I am very curious about the one with the blue abdomen.
How you want your letter signed: Kathy
These are not Trapdoor Spiders, and we concur that they are probably Wolf Spiders and the same species or at least genus.
Update Courtesy of a comment from Michael
Michael identified these as members of the Wolf Spider genus Tigrosa, and based on this BugGuide image and this BugGuide image, we would grade his as Correct.