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Carolina Wolf Spider

Hogna carolinensis

Description:

H. carolinensis is considered the largest wolf spider in North America. This species is extremely common in it's range. It can often be found at night with a flashlight as the eyes reflect light with a green-blue shine. Females get slightly larger than males as in most spiders. Large specimens are rather intimidating to most people who fear spiders.

Habitat:

This species can thrive just about anywhere. They are voracious hunters that aren't considered to be "webbers" but instead dig burrows.

Notes:

A cool fact about this species is that it is considered the state spider of South Carolina. They are VERY easy to find!

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LD50 Photography
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LD50 Photography

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2013
Submitted on May 22, 2013

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