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Beach wolf spider

Arctosa sp.


A white and gray arachnid; the size of a dime or smaller


found frequently on the cement in and outside our garage at night; within half a city block of a sandy beach (Lake Blanche), woods and marsh or swamp land


Hard to photograph without flash as they move rather quickly the closer you try getting to them and with flash (as these were taken) the images frequently suffered red-eye or in this case green-eye

1 Species ID Suggestions

BugEric 6 years ago
Beach wolf spider
Arctosa sp. Genus Arctosa - BugGuide.Net

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JanelleL.Streed 6 years ago

BugEric-Thank you so much! I do believe you nailed it. Sorry, I can't crop once the image is uploaded to my computer as my system is old and locks up when I try to edit on my computer. Not enough memory or something, I suspect. At this time, all my editing has to be done in-camera prior to uploading into my computer and then everything gets moved to an external hard drive. :-(

JanelleL.Streed 7 years ago

BugEric-Thank you! Not the best image, taken under poor lighting conditions. It was quite small compared to the Wolf Spiders I met down in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. I'll see if I can crop it down further but given the conditions it was taken in, it may not retain its detail doing so.

BugEric 7 years ago

If you crop your image, I might be able to identify it. Could be a wolf spider or a fishing spider, but I have to see the eye arrangement to know which.

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Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Aug 30, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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