Rabid Wolf Spider

Subject: Spider Identifcation
Location: North East Pennsylvania
July 30, 2012 8:51 am
Hello –
This spider was found in my home on my pillow. The picture is zoomed in but the spider was as big as a half dollar. I thought it might be a Nursery Web Spider but I’m not sure. Please let me know if you are able to help me identify this spider. Thanks!
Signature: -Kristin

Rabid Wolf Spider

Hi Kristin,
Your spider is a Rabid Wolf Spider,
Rabidosa rabida, or another member of the genus, and you may verify that identification on BugGuide.  This large Wolf Spider is not a dangerous species. 

2 thoughts on “Rabid Wolf Spider”

  1. Thanks for the info , was curious about the Rabid Wolf Spider I’ve seen a few of them around the yard & garden wasn’t sure what it was , accidentally injured it during capture so no pics.
    This big/little spider is pretty fast shot across the garage floor at about 6-8 ft in less than 2 secs.
    Fresno Calif.


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