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Spider Photos - Wolf Spiders

Here's some photos sent in by viewers. here are several types of wolf spiders and I have tried to group them accordingly below. All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. Please choose a section.
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OTHER WOLF SPIDERS (6)

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: No they are not at all related to hobo spiders.

21 December, 2007:
I'm in Central Florida, I'm sure its a wolf. They also look similar to hobos. Are they closely related?
 


 

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15 December, 2007:
Hi. I love your website, it is very informative.
I have had a Wolf Spider for about a month now keeping her on crickets and worms while in my care. She just created an egg sac today, and I was wondering about the best care I can give her, as well as wether she will live on after her babies have "grown." I looked up info on gestation, and got 22-27 days. Please correct me if that's wrong. Also, I got around 35-90 spiderlings as an estimate.  My mother is a photographer and has fallen in love with this particular spider. I aim to care for her the best I can, but I am concerned about the spiderlings getting loose in my home, I have three kids ages 10-13, and a couple pets I am worried about. I want to move the spider into a less constrictive cage, but the top is screen, and I was wondering if the spiderlings will climb the aquarium walls and escape through the top. Once the spiderlings are ready to leave, is the adult a danger to her young, or are they a danger to one another? I am in Central Illinois and it is full winter here, so they can't be released until spring...  Will the spiderlings be able to eat the worms and small crickets I am feeding their mother? I looked for spider-keeping tips on your site, but didn't find them. Thanks so much for taking the time reading this and having such a great website!
Sheila

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Reply: Yes this is a wolf spider
19 November, 2007:

I have found several spiders in my home which I am pretty sure are not brown recluses (lacking the violin markings). However, as far as I can tell the spiders only have six eyes, unlike the normal eight. This has made it very difficult for me to determine what type of spider has infested my home. If you have time, would you please review the photos and see if you have any idea what type of spider this may be.

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13 October, 2007:
Hello, I found this guy inside my house. Ive looked all over trying to identify him but have had no luck. Hes brown but the underside of his abdomen is flat and black. Thank you,  Jennifer, Las Vegas NV

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13 October, 2007:
Glen, Not sure what this spider was, he was in my driveway in West Central Florida (Brooksville, FL 34604)
Thanks and great website!!!!! ps: every time I visit your website, I begin to itch. Gary

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13 October, 2007:
I seen this spider when I opened the door to my apartment. It was sitting next to my sons foot. Maybe you can tell me what kind of spider it is. I live in the Mid-West.
 

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30 September, 2007:
Hi, Thanks for responding about the other spider. Sorry it was so banged up. This is another guy that seems to like our apartment. Any idea what species this is and if it is dangerous to have around the

house? Thanks. Rob


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22 September, 2007:
Hello there, I found this spider on the floor in my living room, I did some research and I think its some kind of wolf spider. can you tell me which type .. and is it dangerous?. I live in Saudi Arabia.. in the East.  the Arabian Gulf sea is only a mile away from where I live.

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22 September, 2007:
I have also attached a photo of a momma wolf spider with her kids taking a ride. Sorry it is not a better photo but the lighting was really bad where she was at. What a cool website you have! Jim

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13 September, 2007:
Hi Glen, Just found your site and I am hoping you can help. I live in Plymouth, MA. I bought mums to plant in my garden and I think this guy came from one. He could have been in the mulch. He would move occasionally to stay in the sun. He was not aggressive at all and did not appear to be frightened by me. Can you identify him? Thanks! Paula Mc

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Reply: This looks like a wolf spider

13 September, 2007:

This is on my screen door today, it's the biggest thing I've ever seen. Is it a Wolf spider or something else? Thank you!

 

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Reply: This is a wolf spider

6 September, 2007:

Could you please identify this spider that jumped on my son this morning in our garden. He said that it didn't bite him, but we do have a lot of them around.
Thanks, Stephanie

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Reply: These are babies on her back not eggs.
3 September, 2007:

Here are some pictures of spiders we've found in our Chandler, AZ home. The black widow is pretty obvious, but we thought the the wolf spider with eggs was pretty amazing, and we are pretty sure it's a sun spider with those long antennae legs and fangs! Hope they are interesting to you, and if we're mistaken on any please let us know! Thanks! Debbie

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Reply: No I think it's a wolf spider, not a brown recluse.

24 August, 2007:
Hi this is Cindy in South Dakota. I recently found this spider on my front deck in the evening. We have a lot of wolf spiders out here, I took the picture because because this one looked different. I happened to be looking for what a brown recluse looks like online today and stumbled on a picture of a Hobo. HOLY COW!, I thought it looked like what I took a picture of. So, I am pulling it out and e-mailing it to you. What do you think? Thanks, Cindy
 

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Reply: No it's definitely a wolf spider, not a hobo.

24 August, 2007:
Hi, I was trying to identify this big ass spider, it looks kind of like a  Hobo but I'm not sure. Can you help? Thank you very much, Robin
 

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24 August, 2007:
Hello, I live in Parker, Colorado and found this in my garage. Could you please help me identify? Thank you, Matt

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11 August, 2007:
Hi Glen,  I have another picture of a little spider which I think is a wolf spider. It is tiny about the size of a dime. Thank you for your help, your site is awesome!! ~~Alisha, New Mexico

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11 August, 2007:
Hey again Glen, I found a great spider down in a hole in California's Sugarloaf Ridge State
Park. The spider was the biggest I have ever see since I have gotten more  interested in photography and spiders/insects...all types of animals. I was hoping you could ID or put it up so someone maybe can. Now it looks close to your 23th of MArch 2007 and the 5th of Augest 2007 images of Wolf spiders, but this guys Abdoman was very large...maybe just a good eater as a wolf spider. It's patterns were pretty similar to wolf spiders but the size is what really got me. I would say the abdomon was the size of a stretched quarter. I saw no webs just the spider's hole. It was pretty agressive when I pretended to be food passing by with a stick so he/she would come out so I could get a picture. I have some pretty up close pictures of the big dude. I'm pretty sure it's some sort of wolf spider though.
thanks for the site, -Brennan
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10 August, 2007:
this is a wolf spider im pretty sure its the biggest i have ever seen it could cover the palm of my hand is it a male or female thanks melvin moore, ada

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8 August, 2007:
Hi there! You have a lovely, fact-filled site, which prompted me to send in these pics I snapped of what I believe to be a rather large wolf spider. I live in south Louisiana, and this guy was just hanging out next to my porch one evening. He stayed still and let me take a few pics, so enjoy!
~shelley

 

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5 August, 2007:
I was wondering if you could identify this spider for me. It was found in in Kaufman Texas and it looks like a species of wolf spider but in not sure. Thanks for your help.
Stephen

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Reply: This is actually a wolf spider as I can see 3 rows  of eyes. Fishing spiders only have 2 rows.
16 July, 2007:
HI GLEN HERES A FISHING SPIDER FROM FRSNO CA. U.S.A.
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15 July,  2007:
Hey Glen, Came across your website today, great stuff! Anyhoo, I had some  photos of spiders I've found around our house and though perhaps you  could use them on your website. I'm all too familiar with the black  widow (wish the quality was a bit better) and the one below I'm  thinking is a Wolf Spider? Found another one just like it clinging
for life on our pool thermometer the other day. I rescued it and set  it free in our cactus garden. I'm hoping I get some good spider  karma out of it. By which I mean, none of the little devils in my  house, take Care, Aimy

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29 June 2007:
Hi, I found this spider on my patio under one of my son's toys. We are new  to the Central Texas area. We are from an area that does not see many  large spiders or what we consider to be large spiders. I am concerned
because my son plays out on the patio. Is this a dangerous spider?  Thank you for your help.
Renee

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26 June 2007:
I have some lovely pictures of some spiders i found in the garden, The Last spider i have is most likely a wolf spider type, judging that it  live only on the ground, and by its eyes, and, uhh..fur, hehe. ive been keeping it for about 2 weeks  now, its got a weird abdomen, not really sure what type it is but it seems very docile

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Reply: From the number and arrangement of the eyes I'd say it is a wolf spider. If you look closely I think you can see spiderlings on her back.
21 June 2007:
Hello Glen, I am trying to identify this spider. Is it a tarantula or a wolf spider ? I have found 3 other similar burrows in my garden. I would like to know if this spider is dangerous. I have 3 children and my son has allergies. But I don't want to kill these spiders if they are harmless. Can you please help me, (I'm living in South Carolina)
Thank you Gig
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17 June, 2007:
Glen, I live in Albany NY area and this morning around 2:30 i found a spider that i have never seen before. It was pretty big for the spider that i normally see around my area, must have been 3-4 inches long. Any idea what kind of spider it is? Pictures Attached. Thank You, Matt from Albany NY

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14 June, 2007:
Hello Glen, Thanks in advance for your time. I looked through your website but did not see this spider identified anywhere. I live in Sacramento, California (northern cal). Any idea? Is it dangerous at all? Thanks, Dean

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8 June, 2007:
Hi, Glen-- I have been a fan of your site for a few years- My daughter and I love to find spiders and try to identify them. We stumbled on this beauty last night while taking a walk. At first, I thought I have found a tarantula because it had a furry abdomen but then we could see the babies moving along her back. It was awesome! I am am
pretty sure that this is a Wolf Spider since they are really common around our area but I thought I would send in the picture to make sure I haven't found a new species- who knows!! We also had a question- Is this the only type of American spider to take
the kids for a ride on it's abdomen? It's the only one you have mentioned doing that in the Common Spiders section. Thanks for all you do! Carrie N. Greenville, SC

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8 June, 2007:
Do you have any idea what kind of spider this is? I have been lookin everywhere for about 2 hours, and i cant find nothing! Can you please help me?

 

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30 May, 2007:
Hello, I am trying to identify this spider. I think it is a wolf spider, but even blown up I can only see 4 eyes instead of 8. It was VERY large. Thanks in advance.
Julie in Tennessee

 

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Sergui did some more research and came up with an ID: The species is Araneae >Lycosidae] Arctosa Cinerea (Fabricius 1777). Arctosa cinerea has several German names such as sand wolf  spider , river bank (giant) wolf spider or Sandtarantel [Sand Tarantula - my translation]." http://www.fugleognatur.dk/artsbeskrivelse.asp?ArtsID=3751
6 June 2007:
Dear Glen, thank you, once again, for your kindness and the help you gave me trying to identify the spider that I took pictures with. Past weekend I was again at the Black Sea shore (in Romania); this time I was, I could say, extremely lucky: in the same place I found another spider/same spieces; he was posing like a superstar, like a top model, so...I came back to you with better photos. please see the attached ones. yours sincerely, sergiu

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30 May, 2007:
Hey Glen, I was getting home yesterday afternoon when both my boys ages 4 and 7 cam running in to tell me of the tarantula they had in the pool… I went to see what they had and saw that this one was doing its best to swim – but was not able to climb out. When I reached down with a twig to let it climb up it ran quickly up the twig and stopped right where it is in the pictures – note that I was not really changing my position. After drying out a bit I lowered him down near the shrubs and it hid under some leaves before making another dash to get deeper in the cover. What is it? We live in Tampa, FL. It was about 2.5 – 3 inches around. This one also had 1/3 inch long fangs tucked up and away…Thanks, Brent

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30 May, 2007:
You have a very interesting and helpful site. I believe I may have an infestation of the Hobo spider? I started finding a lot of spiders in my house so I set traps and have caught several of these. could you please help me identify it. I can send more pictures if needed. I'm starting to freak out because I believe my 9 year old son was bitten by a spider a few days ago. He came to me conplaining of one single blister on his back I took a quick glance at it and didnt think is was a big deal. I checked it the next day and the blister had popped. now a day later it has a raised scab on it and he says it is sore to the touch. I don't want to over react but Im taking him to the doctors tomorrow. however I don't have a lot of confidence that his dr. would identify it a a hobo spider bite because of where we live. North Georgia where there is supposedly no hobo spiders. Please Help ease my mind. thank you

This is a wolf spider not a hobo spider!!

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30 May, 2007:
Glen --- I am sure you get thousands of photos. I believe I am correct in saying I have found a wolf spider. One curious photo, that I didn't see as I searched thru your site, is the photo I took showing the black spot on the underside of his hind end. "Our" spider was found in the house, and has fascinated the kids. Although they wanted me to be the one to fearlessly capture the creature. Gana Cherokee County, Georgia


 

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30 May, 2007:
I found it in my back yard. I had one shot before he ran away.
Thank you. Igor

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22 May, 2007:
We found this spider outside of our house. I was hoping you could identify this particular species. We live in Alabama, if that will help. It had a lot of babies on it's back and when we got rid or it, the babies scattered. We have small children and we are worried they may be harmful to them. Thanks!!
Carly Morrow

 

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17 May, 2007:
 
Thought you could use this to add to your collection of pics... found this on my kitchen floor this evening in my Texas home and took a pic of it...
Thanks...

 

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7 May, 2007:
 
Just thought I would send you this picture of one of the many Wolf spiders I keep fining in my home even after a very recent pest control visit… they are everywhere I turn this time of year. We live very near Disney World and these are really common there as well (I hope it’s just a Wolf!).
Neat site BTW, --Michael

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7 May, 2007:
May Day Wolf spider found 05/01/2007 in Santa Fe, NM.
Cheers,
Sean McGarrity

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7 May, 2007:

Hello, we're new transplants to Texas from New York and are freaking out daily with all the new creatures here.  We found this by the rock bed next to our pool and we have no idea what it could be. Based on your site, which is extremely informative, we're thinking it's of the wolf spider species.
But, we have no knowledge to back this up so we wondering if you could let
us know if we should continue to freak out! In case it's some rare species that eats children.  Thank you much, Greg

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2 May, 2007:
Thanks, Glen.  I'll be curious to hear your thoughts. all of these spiders are from Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have a number of other species that I was able to positively ID, but these I'm not as sure of.  Good luck & Much obliged, Scott

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2 May, 2007:

Hello We live in Phx Az and caught this one in the Kitchen. It is bigger than it appears here (notice how the glass shrunk my fingers). Span w legs was approaching two inches. Is it a Funnel or something more
sinister. We live downtown but have an acre lot that is being built on for the very first time next door and it is a month into
construction ergo recent Palm trees cut down, lots of disruption to the ground. Your opinion/advice? thanks in advance, wayne rainey

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29 April, 2007:
HI glen,
Having looked through the site, i think i know that it is a wolf spider, but I live in the United Arab Emirates and this spider came wandering in. Being quite scared of them, i put a glass over it and went to bed. In the morning, what i had thought was just a fat body had become lots of babies... Could you identify this spider definatively for me please? feel free to use the picture if you want. Thanks, Tom

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29 April, 2007:

This guy was inside my office this morning hiding underneath the area carpet where people wipe their feet. Is s/he another wolf??
Thanks
Adam

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29 April, 2007:

Greetings, I am currently renting a cottage in the south-western part of Pennsylvania and we have found at least 9-13 of these large spiders crawling around. I am guessing it's of the wolf spider variety. They are getting into the house! What can I do to prevent further infestations of this spider? The spider in the attached photo was from the diameter of the legs, the size of my hand. It was the largest of the ones we captured, but not by much. I have had professional pest control service people spray, I have tried to find any openings or crevasses where they could be crawling from, but to no avail. I have even followed a tip about using lemon Pledge spray around the perimeter because rumor has it that Pledge is what the animal specialists used in the movie "Arachnophobia" to keep spiders off unwanted surfaces. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Tammy---- Ligonier , Pa

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29 April, 2007:
Glen,  Hello. Neat website. I just moved into a new house in lakeland,  FL. I have seen some spiders here and there outside, mainly around  our pool area. I have 2 small children 3 & 1 1/2. I am very  concerned. A few days ago my wife found this one in the house in the  corner of our kitchen (first 2 photo's). It is about the size of a  quarter. Notice the clear color at the beginning of it's legs, and  it's white hair. Then 1 day later, we found the other one in a  bedroom. This one was about the size of a half dollar, or slightly
larger. Could you please let me know ASAP what type they are, and  should I worry about them? Also if you put them on the website, tell  me where to find it. Have a good one!!!
Guy

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26 March, 2007:
Could you please identify what kind of spider?

thanx Don Emmons

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23 March, 2007:
Glen, I found this spider in my basement in Upstate New York (near Syracuse ). I found your website interesting and helpful in the past, when we lived in So. Calf we had many black widows. Unfortunately I could not identify this spider. Please note that including the legs this spider is about the size of a dollar piece. Please let me know your thoughts.
John Schaap

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23 March, 2007:
From Sunnyvale CA (near San Jose ). I have lived in this house for 11 years but have started seeing these spiders only this year. A large brown spider it is about 1.5 inches extended. I have always seen them on the outside walls of my house, high up under the eaves, although the cat brought one in the kitchen (it was dead) and killed another on the patio. The spider is not aggressive, it sat quite still as I photographed it with the red-eye flash going from about 6 inches away.
Is it a Hobo spider?  Thanks Ross Johnson

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23 March, 2007:
Hello, thank you for providing us all with this interesting page! There's something I would like to know: I am living in south Alabama at the moment and found this spider in front of my house at night. It was pretty big, about 2 inches or more with legs (attached pics). Today I found a smaller one an the same spot, but dead and the "head-part" was bigger than the "rear". They have 8 eyes,4 small ones in a row,2 large and 2 medium size ones above each other. From what I saw on this page, is it probably a wolf spider. I did let it go, because everything has a right to live in my yard (as long as it is not deadly to me).I even have black widows in my garage and we're doing well so far with each other. Hope it stays that way. Back to my new neighbor. Is this spider poison (for humans and dogs) and what are the reactions after a bite? Down here in the south it is better to have a plan cause too less people don't. I'm from Germany and not used to so many different and dangerous spiders. That's why I'm glad that I found your page! It would be perfect, to hear from you. You can share the pics with everybody who's interested in them. My camera has 10.1 MP,so the quality is really nice.

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Reply: This looks like a wolf spider.
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Reply: This looks like a wolf spider.
8 January, 2007:

Dear glen,
I discovered this spider on my kitchen floor in Honolulu, Hi. I was thinking is was a Wolf spider of some sort but am not really sure. Can you help?

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