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The surest way to recognize a wolf spider is by the general stout body shape, the eye arrangement and by the fact that they are usually not in a web. Their general body shape is somewhat stout with the cephalothorax and abdomen of about equal sizes. The legs also are stout, fairly even in length and strong enough to support the spiders weight. The legs can be compared to those of many web building spiders whose legs are much longer and thinner. In wolf spiders, the anterior eyes are made up of 4 small eyes in a row, and the posterior eyes are 4 large eyes arranged in two rows. From a front view, you can see a row of 4 small anterior eyes with two larger eyes above them and 2 eyes further back on the head. The large eyes are significant in their behaviour: wolf spiders do have good eyesight (especially for spiders) and use vision fairly extensively for prey capture, courtship and aggressive interactions. The posterior eyes give the spiders vision above them and behind them and are significant in avoiding predation or capture.

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Reply: Yes, this one is a mama wolf spider carrying her spiderlings - glen

13 December, 2010:
DI don't know what kind this is.I live in Killeen Texas.This was on the wall by the door bell. Would like to know more about it.

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Reply: I don't think this is a rabid  wolf spider but it is a wolf spider - glen

13 December, 2010:
I live in Dallas, TX, and I found this guy in my bathroom last night. I was looking through your photos and I thought maybe he was a wolf spider...there are some pics of rabid wolf spiders that look alot like him, what do you think? Thanks, Jamie

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12 December, 2010:
Hello sir, About an hour ago my wife and I were watching tv and i saw this thing on the floor out the corner of my eye . I jumped up, hit the lights and started to freak it is odd that as a proud fire fighter I have no problem with running into a burning structure but wow I was a little girl looking at this thing and I have an 18 month old boy so I freaked out even more. So sir I did a little research but decided to ask the experts (that being you) if you could tell me what kind of spider this is and perhaps a resource to read about them?? Thank you so much for your time I live in North Charleston South Carolina Thank you again Blair

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Reply: From the eye pattern I'd say this is a wolf spider - glen

12 November, 2010:
Hi Glen Found this little cutie in my dogs food bowl, trapped her, set her free and the next day it's back in my dogs bowl. Did it again, next day same thing! So I put her in a terranium and fed her crickets, she seems to love it. Trying to figure out if it's a wolf spider or a fisher, I am leaning towards wolf but you know best. You are welcome to use the pic if you like. 1 and 5 are when we first found her 7 and 9 are her new digs :::) Thanks! Suzi

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

12 November, 2010:
Glen, My cats weren't using the litter downstairs near the heater room very much. Do you think it was because this nasty 2+ inch spider was hanging out under the mat the litter was sitting on? This large spider is dark brown to black in color, with a yellow/orange stripe going down the larger segment of his back. One or two light spots are alongside the stripe. What is this. and if we found one of these ugly suckers around here isn't it likely that several of his brethren are someplace nearby.? Thanks, Mel

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Reply: Yes, this one is a wolf spider - glen

12 November, 2010:
Dear Sir, I am currently on a stay in Jerusalem and have found spiders which I would like to identify. I am particularly worried about whether they pose a threat to a baby as they were found in the flat of a young family. If you could be of any assistance it would be much appreciated. With many thanks, Miriam

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Reply: Yes, this is a wolf spider - glen

11 November, 2010:
I found this spider on my back porch last night. The body of the spider itself was probably only Ĺ - ĺ inch long; however, the leg span was easily 3 Ė 3.5 inches. Iíve seen many wolf spiders, but NEVER one of this size, so Iím hoping you can confirm/deny that it is actually a wolf spider. Any help you can offer would be most appreciated! Thank you, Heather

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

11 November, 2010:
Hi, Found your site, but didn't know if you would still be able to identify a spider. If so....it was just outside of Wichita, KS. On a brick wall at night by the front door. Thanks, Margie

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

7 November, 2010:
Hi Glen, I believe this is a wolf spider but just wanted to make sure. Thank you for the great site. Chris
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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

6 November, 2010:
Hey Glen. Found your site today, as well as a few surprises. I think they're both wolf spiders, but I would really like to know for sure. Thanks.
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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

3 November, 2010:
Hi Glen, Here is a photo of our beautiful wolf spider in Sarnia Ontario. Just in time for Halloween. :) Nadine

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Reply: This is a wolf spider with her babies - glen

3 November, 2010:
Hi, I found this spider outside of Atlanta, Georgia (suburbs) at night. I am guessing that it is carrying eggs. What kind do you think it is? Thanks

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

3 November, 2010:
Hi, I was hoping that maybe you could identify this spider... We found him on the sidewalk on the way home from the kids school and a fire ant colony had taken over his hole. We brought him home so photograph him then release him back close to his fire-ant over run home.

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

31 October, 2010:
Hello, I originally sent this e-mail to the address under "e-mail" on your website, so I am resending it to this address under "send". Sorry for the resend. I'm just concerned because I think it may have bitten me. This spider was in our bathtub last night here in northern Virginia. Can you tell what type of spider it is, please? Thanks so much, Stephanie

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

31 October, 2010:
My son and I found your website and he's been super pleased with all the stuff on spiderzrule. Recently he was given a spider that was found near the wasatch mountains in Utah. This picture is from his new cage. We were wondering if you could help us identify what species this spider is?

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Reply: This is not a tarantula, it is a wolf spider - glen
20 October, 2010:
We found this spider in Clayton CA over the weekend while looking for wandering tarantulas. Is this a wolf spider or a tarantula? Thanks Dennis

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

10 October, 2010:
Hi, I was wondering if you could ID this spider? Im thinking its maybe a wolf spider or a member of the tegeneria family? its about the size of an american quarter with its legs stretched out. I see them running across the floor usually. Thanks!

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

10 October, 2010:
Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of spider this is and if it is a dangerous one. We moved into a new house and we have seen several of these outside. Thanks! Donna

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

10 October, 2010:
Hi Glen, Like everyone else I'm hoping you can ID this spider for me. We live in NE Kansas...this was outside thankfully (I know they could come in easily but lets not think about that for now). Thanks for being the spider guy because I'm surely not a spider girl! EEK! Thanks, Robin

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Reply: This is a wolf spider, you should be OK but keep an eye out and see your dr if there are any worrying symptoms or the bite shows any signs of infection or allergic reaction - glen

10 October, 2010:
Hello, I just got bit by this spider. Should I be worried. I live in Sonoma County, California wine country. Thanks, Elizabeth

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Reply: Yes - glen

10 October, 2010:
Glen, Is this a Wolf spider carry her young? Thanks, Tony Central Texas Hill Country

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Reply: This is a wolf spider  and would not be imported with the sofa - glen

7 October, 2010:
Greetings from Ontario Canada, where many spiders can be found on my farm, in fields, in the barn and occasionally in the house. But never one like this which coincidentally turned up after I received a sofa and love seat constructed in China. Long story short, there was a rip in the bottom of the sofa, we are awaiting its replacement, but using it. I'm not saying this spider came from the sofa; I AM saying that, having owned tarantulas (and the body of this spider is similar), and having a healthy respect for spiders, I am concerned that this is a foreign invader, and maybe dangerous. Can anyone identify this baby, now safely ensconced in an aerated tupperware: For reference, the wood tile in photo 2 is 6 inches (about 15 cm) long. Sincerely, Don, Thomasburg, Ontario, Canada

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Reply: Yes this one is a wolf spider - glen

7 October, 2010:
Glen, I found this spider in the skimmer of my pool. It lived under water, after I found it, for 2 hours, until my husband got up to take care of it....LOL. I thought it weird that it was able to swim under water and hang out on the bottom of the basket for at least 2 hours, who knows when it got there...? Thanks, Becky

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Reply: Yes this one is a wolf spider - glen

4 October, 2010:
Hi- I am glad I found your website - it is great for research purposes! It has the most pictures of any of the other website I looked at. I think this is a Wolf Spider. Is it? We found it in out basement. We live in Colorado but think the spiders came in on a fake plant we bought. Thanks! Kendall

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Reply: This one is also a wolf spider - glen

25 September, 2010:
So, I told you about the spider I found in June, which I was pretty sure was a wolf. This morning, I saw one that startled me a bit. This guy was much bigger (body almost as long as a quarter) and was much more aggressive. He was also faster, and tried to scurry up a well to get away from me, which the wolves never do. This guy's abdomen is much larger than the other wolves I have been finding and the torso looks odd. This guy also had noticeable spinnerets, which I had not seen on any previous wolves. The markings look somewhat similar, but not close enough for me to feel like it is the same spider. I have no idea what else it could be though... Too big for a recluse, no hobos around here... Aren't grass spider spinnerets bigger? Please help. Sincerely, 1LT McCarthy

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Reply: You have 2 grass spiders and this one is a wolf spider - glen

25 September, 2010:
The first 2 spiders were found amongst my dirty laundry in basement. One looks like a wolf spider but not sure. Not sure of the other one. The last pic was one I found inside my washer and not sure if it could be a recluse. I live in central OH. Please help. Thanks. Annette

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24 September, 2010:
Please will you help me identify this spider? He/she was in my house this morning and the body was about an inch. I have been searching on the internet for 8 hours and I cannot tell whether it is poisonous or harmless (so to speak). It looks a lot like a wolf spider, but didnít have the furry feeler things. I appreciate any help you can offer, or your expert opinion. Sincerely, Kimli Terrio Colorado

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12 September, 2010:
Glen- Thought you might like this photo. Love your website. Katherine

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12 September, 2010:
I live an hour east of Dallas, we have a lot of wolf spiders out here and they range in size. I came home today from work and saw this really strange spider it looked sort of like a wolf spider but like it had bred with a frog. I was on the phone with a friend who was laughing at me when I told her about the spider.....I could on describe it that is was the size of a wolf spider but it like warts all over it like a frog, and white chewing gum stuck to her butt! So I took a picture to send to her. Well apparently we had several of the pregnant ones in our garage when my husband came home he stepped on her and all the baby's went scattering...... I was first intrigued but the look of the spider then grossed out of all the baby spiders on her. I just have never seen this and it amazed me and I learned something. I thought I would share my pics I took since I found your page. We also have some small spiders on a few mailboxes (I am a rural mail carrier) they are light redish orange and they kind of look like a crab and even walk like one, haven't found any info on them for our area, can you help maybe on that one?

Reply: This is a female wolf spider with her babies on her back and the remains of her egg sac behind her - glen
 

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Reply: Yes it is a wolf spider. Please keep an eye on te dog and take it to the vet if it seems to be in distress - glen

10 September, 2010:

Hi Glen, I found this in my house I think it bit my doggie , I think it is a wolf spider can you confirm for me thanks .I live in St Petersburg Florida
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10 September, 2010:
Within the past week or so, my wife and I have seen 3 of these. Two were in our house (roughly a week apart) and this one we found in the baby pool. They've all looked like this. From the little research I've done, it looks like a funnel weaver grass spider. However, I was hoping to get an expert's opinion. We have an 8 month old crawling around the floor a lot, and I'm concerned for her, plus I'm concerned that we may have spiders in our house (i.e., in the attic or somewhere else indoors). From your experience, how concerned should we be about finding two of these in our house? Should we hire an exterminator? By the way, we are located in Southcentral Pennsylvania. Thanks for your help! John

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6 September, 2010:
Hello! We live in North TX and this was out in our alleyway at night. Thanks!

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Reply: Animals are rarely bitten by spiders because their fur is too thick for the fangs to penetrate. However they can receive a bite to the mouth and nose if they are playing with or trying to eat a spider and that can be dangerous. This is a wolf spider and not particularly dangerous but keep an eye on the cat and discourage it from playing with them for both the spider and cat's sake - glen

26 August, 2010:
These spiders frequently get into the house I recently moved into, are fast, and a decent size. I have a small cat that will chase and eat anything that moves, so I am worried it might be harmful for her. Thanks!

 

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Reply: This is a wolf spider but the picture on the right shows a wolf spider and a cricket - dinner perhaps? - glen

27 August, 2010:
Here is some additional pictures Glen- I feel so sorry for these people..I had NO idea that they were infested so badly with spiders! There are thousands of spiders everywhere! The brown and blacks ones are very aggressive- Is there anything that they can do about this?..They aren't very rich- Thanks again...Nancy

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27 August, 2010:
Hello Glen, I was perusing the web with the intent of identifying a spider I found in my home. I live in the Denver, Colorado area but recently had visitors from Australia. From the pictures on your site I find resemblance in three: 1)Funnel Weaver Spider, 2) Wolf Spider, or 3) Hobo Spider. The spider is about 1.5 to 2 inches long. Can you help narrow this down for me? Thanks, Marc

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26 August, 2010:
Here's an Aussie wolf spider - despite the size it looks in the photo, it wouldn't have been any more than a cm from top to bottom. He also only had 6 legs!! - glen

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21 August, 2010:
I love your spider website! Here are a few pictures of a mama wolf spider and her newly hatched babies. We found them in our front yard in North Central Texas. There were still a few babies coming out of the egg sac when we discovered them. Feel free to post some or all of the pictures. Julie
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Reply: This is a probably a shoreline wolf spider going by the 3 rows of eyes I can just see - (http://www.joshhillman.com/photo.asp?id=106) - glen

15 August, 2010:

Glen, I took these pictures of a large spider that I found in my house above my fireplace in Southeastern Connecticut. I am having trouble seeing the eyes but it appears to have three rows. Is this a wolf spider? I took more pictures I can send you if you want. I captured it very easily with a plastic container and put it out in the yard (it did not move until I covered it). I also saw this same type of spider before under a chair on my deck. Thank you.

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Reply:  No this is a wolf spider  - glen

14 August, 2010:
Can you tell me what type of spider this is? We found it today out at the barn and he was upside down originally. I think he was dead cause he just sat there. Thank you

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Reply:  No this is a wolf spider  - glen

14 August, 2010:
I found this spider in my garage. Someone identified it as a Brown Recluse. Is that correct? I live in Illinois. Thank you very much. Viana

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Reply:  Yes this is a mama wolf spider  - glen

14 August, 2010:
Hi, found this beauty on my back porch about a month ago. We're pretty sure its a mama wolf spider. Was wondering if you could confirm. We're on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, and I've never seen any spider like her!! Thanks! -Jessica
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Reply:  From the eye pattern I'd say it's a wolf spider  - glen

14 August, 2010:
Hello, I found this spider in an outdoor covered porch at my house and am afraid Iíve seen one indoors as well. Can you tell me what it is? I thought perhaps a wolf spider based on markings but it doesnít look as big as ones I see online. What do you think? Thank you! Jennifer

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14 August, 2010:
Hi Glen, I like your website, spiderzrule.com. I use it frequently to help identify various creatures that I run across. Attached are some wolf spider photos from a female that ended up in my pool on my room mateís float. There are also a couple of close up photos as she was loaded with young on her back. Let me know if you agree it was a wolf spider and what you think about the pics. I got her out of the pool and released her to the back yard. Feel free to use on your website and know that any of your web visitors can use them. I have them on Facebook too! Have a great day! Don

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14 August, 2010:
Hi Glen. I've been looking at your website and thought I would email you to see if you can help identify some spiders. Spiders and I are not really friends. They're mostly friendly but like a lot of people, my initial instinct is extremely negative. I do know they're beneficial though so I'm trying to learn to tolerate them. They only really bother me when I find them in places where I am or my animals are a lot of the time. S I'm pretty sure Spider1 is a wolf spider. I stumbled upon tons of them in our backyard this week when I went out at night with a flashlight. I included a picture of the yard with their eyes reflecting back at me (difficult to catch a picture of with my camera). We live in a smaller town about 30 minutes east of San Antonio and an hour south of Austin in Texas. We live in our own house in a neighborhood, not in a condo/apartment and not in the country. Thank you very much for any help you can provide! Jessica
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Reply:  Certainly is!!  - glen


2 August, 2010:
Hi, found this beauty on my back porch about a month ago. We're pretty sure its a mama wolf spider. Was wondering if you could confirm. We're on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, and I've never seen any spider like her!! Thanks! -Jessica

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Reply:  Nice closeup, thanks  - glen

1 August, 2010:
Saw your website... It helped me identify this spider. I was afraid we had recluse spiders! Thanks for the great site. Mark

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Reply:  This is a wolf spider  - glen

31 July, 2010:
Can you tell me what species this house guest is? Thanks
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Reply:  This is a wolf spider  - glen

31 July, 2010:
What kind of spider is this? I find them outside or inside my pool and they are not exactly small. Some people have suggested the funnel web weaver but i think it looks like nothing of the sort. I live in Delaware.


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Reply:  This is a wolf spider  - glen

31 July, 2010:
Hello Glen, I live in Sarasota Florida. I've seen a lot of these spiders recently. We would call this a "wood" spider. Can you identify? Thank you, Hannah
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Reply:  This is a wolf spider  - glen

31 July, 2010:
I keep finding these spiders around my house and yard and was wondering if you could tell me what kind they are.
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Reply: This is a wolf spider, probably a male - glen

7 July, 2010:
What kind of spider do you think this is?

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5 July, 2010:
Hey Glen- I have attached the larger pics to this e-mail (I left the small ones there too). Let me know if you have any trouble opening them. Jill

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Reply:  The eye pattern is that of a wolf spider  - glen

26 June, 2010:
Hi, My 10-year-old son took this photo on our back patio this evening and feels pretty sure it is a female wolf spider of some sort. We live outside Lago Vista, TX, near Lake Travis. Yes? Thanks, Julie
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Reply:  The wasp's prey is a wolf spider  - glen

22 June, 2010:
Attached is a picture of a wasp dragging a paralyzed spider back to its nest. I watched it for quite some time and was astounded by the distance that the wasp dragged the spider Cheers, George, New Jersey, USA
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Reply:  The is a wolf spider with her egg sac - glen

22 June, 2010:

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Reply:  I think this one is a wolf spider  - glen

22 June, 2010:
Hello Glen, Love your site. It has helped in ID'ing some of the spiders I've photographed. I'm attaching - An argiope having lunch. - A black widow - Maybe a wolf spider. It was really enormous. It was larger than a sparrow. It would have been good to have positioned a ruler or something near the beast, but I wasn't going to get that close to it. - An unknown spider Cheers, George, New Jersey, USA
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Reply:  This one is a wolf spider  too - glen

22 June, 2010:
I have already found two of these in my house. Please help me what kind is it. Worried Thanks please write me back asap
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Reply: This is a wolf spider  - glen

17 June, 2010:
Hi, Glen. I've taken pictures of some of the spiders that I find around my house and I can't identify them. Can you help me out? Thanks.
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10 June, 2010:
I was wondering if you could identify the spider in the attached photo for me. I live in the west of Ireland and I believe that this spider is not native to the area. I have never seen anything like it before. I would love to know a little more about this particular spider, name, where it originated from etc. Any assistance you can give would be greatly appreciated. Regards Maureen

 

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10 June, 2010:
I just moved to Georgia (the state not the country) and am coming across a bunch of different spiders. Ii am originally from Michigan and have not seen so many spiders before. I am hoping you can help me identify these guys.  Regards, Theodore

 

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10 June, 2010:
Hi, I live in Athens, Georgia and I found this spider running around in my yard one afternoon. I'm not sure if the pic does the size justice. It was pretty large. It also had a puffy looking tufts of hair on its back. Very strange looking, not smooth like other large blackish/brownish spiders I have seen around these parts. I'm curious if you can identify it for me? Thanks and I love your site! It's my go-to reference for arachnids. Betsy

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24 May, 2010:
Hi Glen- Found you website today. It is great, thanks! Anyway I took these pictures in 2009 and was curious if this was a wolf spider. It was in our hydrangea bushes. We live in East Tennessee.

 

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21 May, 2010:
Love your website! Here is one of my wolf spiders, isn't she a beauty?! We have lots of them here on my farm in Panama City, FL. They are quite friendly and come into the house searching all over for prey. I love them because not only are they cool looking, but also they are able and willing to attack roaches, including the so-called "palmetto bug" (vicious giant flying roach). I also enjoy seeing the mother spiders carrying their babies on their back. Jamie

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Reply: This is a female wolf spider with her babies too - glen

19 May, 2010:
Hi Glen, I love your web page! I live in Columbia Maryland between DC and Baltimore (not on the coast). I saw this spider on my porch a few nights ago. It was about 1.5" from leg tip to leg tip, maybe even 2". It doesn't look dangerous, but I wasn't sure, and I could not find it listed online. Do you know the spider type? Thanks, Dan Miller

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Reply: This is a female wolf spider with her babies , looks like she is trying to save them by floating there with them - glen

11 May, 2010:
i found this floating in my pool in southern California ive been looking and nothing seems to match up it was quite large i couldn't find anything to compare to to in size really other than with its legs stretched out as in the picture it was about the diameter of the average soda can

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11 May, 2010:
Howdy Glen, I found another spider that looked just about identical to the one I just recently sent you, but this one was about half the size. I was able to get much better photos of this one thanks to the morning daylight (the other one was at night). Check em out, with the clearly visible eye pattern, I think itís safe to say Wolf on this one. (the actual color of this one (and the big one) is darker than these photos show, used a slower exposure to capture details Ė made her much lighter in color than she actually is - in case youíre interested in the color) Enjoy the photos, Jeff

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Reply: Yes it is a wolf spider - glen

11 May, 2010:
I am in Michigan and the spider is about 40 to 50mm long. The body is about 25 to 30mm long. Is it a large wolf spider? Let me know please Stan

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3 May, 2010:
Hi Here's a spider I fished out of my pool in Ottawa Ontario Canada. At first I couldn't tell if it was a Wolf or Grass spider but the eye pattern is Wolf, correct? Grass spiders are very common around here. But this is kind of like a Grass spider on steroids. enjoy Darren

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Reply: Nos 1 and 3 are wolf spiders.

3 May, 2010:
Hi! I have a few more spiders I've taken pics of that I was wondering if you can identify. I'm sure you're a busy person, so don't feel obligated to get to them quickly---just whenever you can. Thanks so much! 1: I have no idea 2: This one was super small---kind of orange-y red and had indents on its abdomen, which I found interesting. It's on the lip of a jar, so you can see how small it is. 3. This one had the long leg hairs of a lynx, but wasn't sure?? 4. I thought this one was a lynx....the light coloring and leg hairs 5. A crab? This one's missing a leg, but I wasn't sure if it was a crab because the front legs are usually longer, right? And this one's 2nd leg seems longer, so I don't know. Anyway, thanks again. :) Danna

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3 May, 2010:
Hi Glen, Live in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan, found this unusually large spider for roaming indoors. I think there are three rows of eyes here, but the abdomen seems really big. What do you think? I have fishing spiders in the house, but this doesnít quite fit the bill of fishing spider to me, looks different. Thanks for any insights on Identifying this one, Jeff

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3 May, 2010:
Can you tell me what this is? It hangs out on my porch all the time and while I donít mind it being there, are my children and dogs safe? Itís so big it can look me in the eyes! I usually see it in the morning, donít know if that helps but itís here frequently and if itís safe, I donít make it making itís home on my northern New Jersey porch. If not, Iíll have to do something else but Iíd rather not kill it just to kill it because itís scary looking Thank you for any information.

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5 April, 2010:
Hi my name is stephanie and i live in Va..lately i have bwen havin this problem in which a spider wont go away and i try to identify it but i cant..please help me so i could find out the measures i should take on making sure this spider stays out my house..thank you []

 

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26 January, 2010:
Hi Glen, I'm hoping you can tell me what kind of spider this is. It was about 2" (maybe slightly bigger). Anyway, it was a big one to find crawling on my floor. I tried to identify it, but can't quite figure it out - thought you'd probably be able to in a few seconds. Thanks for your help! Jackie South Texas

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14 January, 2010:
Hi Glen, Happy New Year! Just found your site- such fun! I currently live in Tanzania so am always running across cool creepy-crawlies that I can't ID, so I really appreciate all the pictures on your site! I found this spider (pictures attached) inside a ranger station in a Game Reserve right on the border with Mozambique in dry Miombo woodland. Looks a whole lot like the picture from 21 June in your "Unidentified Spiders 2007(2)" list that you said was a Giant Crab or Huntsman, but I think that particular spider was from Costa Rica. Got a couple different angles and my fingers in one of the shots for scale. Very docile, but it was the middle of the day... Can't really bring any fun arachnids home yet, as I am in the process of finding a new place to live which is hard enough with a dog and (mildly) venomous snake in tow! Cheers, Bronwyn

Reply: Going on its markings and eye pattern I'd say this is a wolf spider - glen

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