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Thinlegged Wolf Spider

Pardosa sp.

Description:

I'm guessing 3-4 cm, but I am not sure.

Habitat:

On the Appalachian Trail

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4 Comments

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Thanks Zack!

ZackSaavedra
ZackSaavedra 6 years ago

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.

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

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.

BlueAppaloosa
BlueAppaloosa 6 years ago

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...

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 21, 2015

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