Subject: Large 6 legged spider?
Geographic location of the bug: Mesquite, Texas
Time: 01:44 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Can you identify this critter? Large – size of my palm including the legs.
How you want your letter signed: Curious
We believe your Wolf Spider is in the genus Hogna, and it is missing two legs. It is not unlike this individual posted to BugGuide.
Thank you Daniel. Strange that it would lose the same leg on each side of its body. But I can see possible nubs where that might have happened. But the ridge formation on the rear section doesn’t look like the smooth Wolf Spider. Has a definite raised pattern.