Subject: Spider Identifcation
Location: North East Pennsylvania
July 30, 2012 8:51 am
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!
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”
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.
Im scared to death of them they have taken over my house literally about 10-20 a day!!!