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Beach wolf spider

Arctosa sp.

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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


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3 Comments

JanelleL.Streed
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
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
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.

JanelleL.Streed
Spotted by
JanelleL.Streed

Minnesota, USA

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

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