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I'm guessing 3-4 cm, but I am not sure.
On the Appalachian Trail
Right off the bat I can tell it's a Lycosid, not an Amaurobiid as BlueAppaloosa said.However, without a picture of the female epigynum or male pedipalp structure, I can't give you a genus with any certainty.
The Hacklemesh Weaver looks like it is a bit more brown and shiny. The spider in my spotting is more matte-colored with different abdomen markings. Thanks for your help though! I am not familiar with this area either, I was just visiting when I took these photos.
Looks a lot like a Hacklemesh Weaver, although I'll admit I'm not super familiar with spiders in that area. Here's some links with pics: http://www.spiders.us/species/amaurobius...http://www.insectidentification.org/inse...
Spotted on May 10, 2013 Submitted on Feb 21, 2015
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