Subject: Large spider
Location: On my cousins foot in Texas. October 17th
October 17, 2014 9:45 pm
What kind of spider is this?
Signature: Curious creeper

Carolina Wolf Spider

Carolina Wolf Spider

Dear Curious creeper,
Several time in recent month, we have tentatively identified large Wolf Spiders as Carolina Wolf Spiders,
Hogna carolinensis, but in your case we are nearly certain that the image you submitted is of a Carolina Wolf Spider, which according to BugGuide can be identified because of:  “Orange paturons (chelicera) and black around the the “knees” ventrally are characteristics of the species.(Jeff Hollenbeck)” and both of those characteristics are evident in your image.  Carolina Wolf Spiders range well beyond the Carolinas.  Though a large individual might bite if carelessly handled, Carolina Wolf Spiders are not considered dangerous.

Location: Texas

3 Responses to Carolina Wolf Spider

  1. Curious Girl says:

    Okay, I have reloaded the page a dozen times and I’m just not seeing the image…

    • bugman says:

      Oops. Seems we forgot to post the image. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The image should now be available.

  2. Curious Girl says:

    Yep, that’s better. I’m surprised no one else bothered to say something. Glad I did. :^)

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