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Carolina Wolf Spider

Hogna carolinensis

Description:

Well over 1-2 inches in size or maybe that is because I found this scary spider at night. Flash photography and flashlight. It was attacking the light and seemed aggressive so I kept my distance.

Habitat:

On the driveway and wall of outside garage near woodlands and meadow.


No species ID suggestions

4 Comments

I have a little fear with spiders because its hard to tell if they're venomous or not unlike snakes. But I found out that spiders are very useful in controlling roaches at home.

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Yes, they are feisty! These big females can give quite a nip too I've heard!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

Thanks Karen. It was really moving around a lot! And it was going for the flashlight light and then my dangling camera strap. Yikes!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Nice find! I lightened the photo so I could check out the pattern & although I couldn't get enough detail to be 100% I would say this is a carolina wolf spider - Hogna carolinensis.

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.87, Long: -75.61

Spotted on Apr 8, 2012
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012

Spotted for mission

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