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Spider Photos - Wolf Spiders

Here's some photos sent in by viewers.  There are several types of wolf spiders and I have tried to group them accordingly below. All photos are copyright to their owners and may not be reproduced without permission. Please choose a section.

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Carolina Wolf Spiders Rabid Wolf Spiders Burrowing Wolf Spiders

OTHER WOLF SPIDERS (2)

The surest way to recognize a wolf spider is by the general stout body shape, the eye arrangement and by the fact that they are usually not in a web. Their general body shape is somewhat stout with the cephalothorax and abdomen of about equal sizes. The legs also are stout, fairly even in length and strong enough to support the spiders weight. The legs can be compared to those of many web building spiders whose legs are much longer and thinner. In wolf spiders, the anterior eyes are made up of 4 small eyes in a row, and the posterior eyes are 4 large eyes arranged in two rows. From a front view, you can see a row of 4 small anterior eyes with two larger eyes above them and 2 eyes further back on the head. The large eyes are significant in their behaviour: wolf spiders do have good eyesight (especially for spiders) and use vision fairly extensively for prey capture, courtship and aggressive interactions. The posterior eyes give the spiders vision above them and behind them and are significant in avoiding predation or capture.

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen
27 December, 2011:
Hi, I found this spider in my small garden. I would like to know if I should be concerned. In particular I would like to know if it is dangerous. Thank you, Alfredo

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Reply: The Rain Spider is a type of huntsman spider but the eye pattern on this spider is that of a wolf spider so I have included it on this page - glen
8 December, 2011:
Hi Glen, Wow, thanks for getting back to me so fast! And thanks for the info. The rain spider was id'd by a guide in camp, but I've never really been able to confirm that anywhere else, so thanks. I got more photos, but none too close up... trying to hold him and take photos with the other hand mostly resulted in blurry photos! But maybe one of the attached ones will help with a better view of the spread of the legs, but as I said a bit blurry but they might help. DSCF1535 is how I found him in my shower, before he was disturbed. The other two, although quite blurry, might help with the eye thing. People find these quite a lot all over Zim, usually in sinks and showers. Anyway, thanks again for the help... Cheers, Kate.

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8 December, 2011:
Can you help me out in identifying this spider? Thanks.
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8 December, 2011:
I found this defending a toilet paper tube today... what is it.. If not great site have fun. My pic is yours.
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22 November, 2011:
I am hoping you can help me identify these different spiders. I came across the lighter brown spider running around my parents farmhouse in Sacramento. The other spider I am guessing is a Male California Trapdoor Spider? I found it hanging on our screen door in San Diego after our first heavy November rainfall...possibly looking for a mate? I heard these are rare creatures now, my grandma used to catch them as a young girl in Glendale 1930's . I've never encounter spiders this large until I saw your website, super informative and great pictures!! Megan
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22 November, 2011:
My friend that now lives in Missouri came across this spider in her driveway today. She said the body is about 2". Not for sure if it's anything to worry about or not?? Can you identify this for her? Thanks so much Sarah, Michigan
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21 November, 2011:
Hey I found this on my back porch in Columbia, SC. Can you tell me what kind of spider this is please??
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19 November, 2011:
Hi Glen. Thank you so much for a fast reply to my mail yesterday. I'm a huge fan of all sort of wildlife, and love to take pictures. I only have a Compact-camera from sony, but the pictures aren't that bad actually. Anyway, here are some pictures of some of the spiders i have found here in Coral bay (Paphos) - Cyprus). I'm almost sure that one of them is the Flower Spider (Thomisus spectabilis). but i haven't been able to identify the others yet. Tho i can tell that the one in image DSC01140.jpg was a fast runner and jumped like crazy ( 5-7cm.) when i was trying to take the photo. I realy like your site. feel free to use the pictures as you like if you find it intresting. 05.11.2011 - Cyprus -Nikolas!
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19 November, 2011:
Hey - every night around 12:25am I've been finding spiders similar to this one sitting in the middle of various rooms. We have small children and I can't seem to be able to identify them as to whether they are a risk.. They're about the size of a half dollar, sometimes slightly larger or smaller. Were located in Middletown, Connecticut USA 06457. Thanks for any input you have. Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks, Jim
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Reply: This is a wolf spider- glen

19 November, 2011:
I found this spider in my house in Redlands CA and was wondering if its dangerous the leg span is about 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide the body was about the size of a dime. I just want to make sure its not harmfull. Thank you

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Reply: This is a wolf spider- glen

30 October, 2011:
Hey Glen. Sending you another picture in hopes for you being able to identify it. Thanks.

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Reply: Yes it is a wolf spider- glen

22 October, 2011:
I found this one in my little brothers red wagon. I was thinking is was a kind of wolf spider maybe??

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Reply: This is a wolf spider- glen

22 October, 2011:
Help! My parents house has been overrun by these spiders. We are killing 15-20 a day inside and more on the porch and in the garage. We live in rural Maryland USA and our neighbors are having similar issues. They are running in every time we open a door day and night but more after dark. Thanks! Kate P.

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Reply: This is a wolf spider- glen

22 October, 2011:
I live in rural West Virginia and found this spider outside at dusk on my sidewalk...I was wondering if you could identify this species for me...I looked over your website and from the info that I have gathered my thought is that it is a wolf spider...am I right??? I have attached a few photos for you to view...

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Reply: This is a wolf spider- glen

22 October, 2011:
Good morning. Could you tell me please , what kind of spider is in the photo i send attached ? Is it poisonous or not? Thank you for your attention. Ezequiel

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Reply: I'd say its is a wolf spider- glen

22 October, 2011:
Thank you Glen. I thought Iíd send you a photo of a large black spider that I found while mowing grass in Orange, Virginia. I showed it to my brother who has been living here in the country for 86 years, and he said that he had never seen a spider that big. The length of the body was about 1 1/8Ē and although the picture shows color, it was more black to me. I decided to use a picture of it to construct one that is about 8 times larger. The cephalothorax and abdomen are made of gourds; the legs and pedipalps are made of leather with a rod embedded in each one so as to give some flexibility in adjusting them. I think itís going to be very impressive if I ever finish! I have no idea what type of spider it is because it doesnít look like any spider Iíve seen. I released it back in the area where I found it. I have enjoyed browsing around your site. Keep up the great work! If you happen to look at my blog, be sure and view the ďolder entries.Ē Earl

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22 October, 2011:
Hello, So far your site has been the most helpful in trying to ID this Spider even though I haven't found out what it is or if it's a Spider to be Cautious of. I sent 2 photos and the more I look, the photos are not very detailed. I recently moved to Kentucky and the local people were shocked by it's size and it's appearance. I found it on the bricks outside of my garage door eating another large spider. I found no web or an apparent hiding place. I kept the spider meal with it and it finished it off as you can see the remaining pieces. You can see it's body is over 1" in length and has 2 beady black eyes on it's not flat body, it's rear is large and round and the head part is like a wedge(?) standing on end with the 2 eyes together on the narrow end. It is Black although the photo doesn't look like it and the stripes appeared to be on the leg joints and a yellow/orange color.. If you can shed some light on this one that would be great. Thank You. Jim

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15 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, Love your site even though the spiders give me the serious heebie jeebies! We live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and these guys have been found creeping along our living room floor nightly over the past 2 weeks - please help me ID this guy! I was sure it was just a grass spider (actually more like hoping) - but now I'm concerned that it may be a hobo because it doesn't I didn't see those bulbous looking "legs". "He" was about the size of a silver dollar including legs - thank you! Noelle

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15 October, 2011:
Hi, i have been searching the internet looking for what type of spider this is, but I've yet to find one quite like it. I hope you can help. I live in central Michigan, USA, and this spider was in my kitchen, on the floor. it is absolutely huge. With legs spread out it is the size of my palm. it has huge fangs that are clearly visible. and to my knowledge it doesn't make a web. it has multi-colored banded legs but only on the bottom side. I've attached pictures as well. I didn't know how safe this thing is so i didn't touch it, but did manage to get it in a jar for the pictures. please let me know, thank you. kind regards, Charlene

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Reply: I'd say its is a wolf spider- glen

15 October, 2011:
Could you please tell me what kind of spider this is? I live in a suburb of Chicago and this scared the heck out me when I saw it in my laundry room drain. When I scare it, it runs into the drain. I have never had a spider this big in my house before.

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15 October, 2011:
I spent a winter in a log cabin in Siberia, Russia, in the region of Khakassia. This is the type of spider that lived in my house. I took LOTS of photos of them. Many are really good photos, and these are some of the best. I've resized them for sending in a group. If you want any of them higher resolution, let me know. I love the the second and fifth pictures where it looks like he is turning his head and looking up at you sideways because of the eyes on the sides of his head. The sixth picture looks like he just wants to be your friend. The detail and color on the next to last picture I think is beautiful. This spider is quite small for a wolf spider. I've put in the last picture of one beside the creamer in my tea set as a size reference. After researching online, I couldn't come up with anything else, so I'm pretty sure it is a very small species of wolf spider. I hope you enjoy the photos. Melody

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Reply: I'd say its is a wolf spider- glen

6 October, 2011:
Hi This spider appeared on my kitchen floor. I was hoping you could identify the type, and let me know if it is harmless or not. I appreciate any insight you can provide. Thanks, Thomas

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Reply: I'd say its is a wolf spider- glen

6 October, 2011:
Hi Glen, Any idea what this little fella is ? This one was between 3.5Ē and 4Ē top to bottom (as it appeared on our mosi net) Found it in Tongabezi, Livingstone, Zambia. With kind regards Peter

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Reply: Bright colours but from the eyes I'd say its is a wolf spider- glen

6 October, 2011:
I just found it inside my childís shoe

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Reply: It is a wolf spider- glen

6 October, 2011:
I took this one today and thought it was a wolf spider but it wasnít hairy. We are in Nebraska so I thought I would see if you knew.

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5 October, 2011:
And I am on a roll tonight. lol Ok, this one I think I know. I believe it is a Wolf Spider. I am looking for confirmation because I have not seen one without an pattern on it before. This pic is all light brown and furry looking. lol I just dont want to give someone the wrong info if I am not sure, so I thought it would be best to run it by you first. Glen, I really hope it is not a bother that I turn to you whenever I am not sure. If it is, please let me know and I wont keep doing it. I really do appreciate all the help you have given me so far. Ken

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Reply: Yes this is a wolf spider - glen

28 September, 2011:
My friend and I were out geocaching on Anderson Mesa in AZ. This was under the geocache. About 3" in dia. Is this a wolf spider? Can you see it? AZMadcap

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

18 September, 2011:
Hello from Raleigh NC, USA! We saw this spider on the sidewalk and I been trying to figure out what kind by looking at pictures on the web. However, I haven't been able to make a determination. I have never seen a spider this large in Raleigh so was fairly interested in what type and whether poisonous, etc.. Photo attached.. Thanks! Doug

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

17 September, 2011:
The eternal question... Hobo or Grass Spider? Thanks! Well, from this picture, I'm now leaning towards Wolf Spider, due to the eye arrangement. What do you think?

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11 September, 2011:

She was maybe an inch long. Found outside my house in Highlands Ranch, CO.

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11 September, 2011:
I found this one yesterday in my laundry room. She was close to 3 inches long.

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4 September, 2011:
Hi Glen- Attached are a few shots of a wolf spider my 9-year-old caught in our basement in Franktown, CO. After a photo session and the requisite oohing an aahing, we released it into the back yard. Regards, -Don

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Reply: This looks like a wolf spider from the eyes - glen

26 August, 2011:
Not to sure what type this is. apologies that they arent close ups. Leaning more to a wolf, or dock spider, but have never seen one that was grey in hair color. Let alone burrowed in a sand spot instead of using its surroundings to make its home. any idea? very fast, didnt jump, and was approx 2-2.5 inches in diameter. freaked me out! Thanks for the help if ya can!

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26 August, 2011:
took various shots of my spider friend here. at first thought was a hobo spider (very common here in BC, canada) but taking a closer look on my computer i notice she/he lacks certain markings. rather curious as to what species it is and was hoping you could shed some light :) -Jae K.

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26 August, 2011:
Hi. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of spider this is??? Never seen anything like it or this big. It has eggs on its behind, which is typical of a Wolf Spider. We live in North Carolina and right next to a corn field. Thank you, Sarah

 

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13 August, 2011:
Hi, I found this spider in my water meter box today and am pretty sure its a wold spider. Any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to use the photos on your web pages. This spider was located in Groveland, CA USA. Thanks, Kenn

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Reply: Yes! - glen

4 August, 2011:

wolf spider with spiderlings?

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4 August, 2011:

Hi, This spider showed up about 30 minutes ago and since an identical one had just appeared the day before I thought to take a picture before we killed it. I hate to do so since normally if it's a Wolf Spider or something else we recognize as harmless we will just let it go on its merry way. However, this one looks quite a lot like a Hobo Spider, which I know to be extremely venomous. We live in Oklahoma, if that helps. I thought maybe if we knew if it was a Hobo Spider or not next time we'd know exactly what to do... Thanks, D.

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4 August, 2011:
For your site! Regina

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Reply: She was lucky to find the cricket to float on!!  - glen

24 July, 2011:
Can you tell me what kind of spider this is? I find one or more in my pool daily. This one was floating on the cricket and her babies fell off when I scooped it out of the water. Thanks, Cat

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Reply: Yes I think it is a wolf spider  - glen

24 July, 2011:
Hi Glen, We found this cool spider under a log in Wolverine, Michigan, which is in the northern lower peninsula of the state. My uncle believed it to be a wolf spider. Do you think that's what it is? Thanks!

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Reply: This is a wolf spider with spiderlings - glen

16 July, 2011:
I finially got to see who is living in the quarter sized hole in my yard. I'm not sure what kind they are because mama is too covered with babies. You can put them on your site if you want.

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Reply: I think it is a wolf spider  - glen

12 July, 2011:
Any idea what kind of spider this is? Thank you for your time! I think it came out of my watertube for the boat. I was filling it up and all of a sudden I spotted it. I thought it was pretty big spider myself. And it had super long legs. Thanks again!

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Reply: This is a wolf spider with spiderlings - glen

11 July, 2011:
hi there Glen I live in North Carolina and i just walked outside the door and found this lil guy with its babies. Do you have any idea what it is? Thanks, Kirk

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Reply: This is not a hobo it is a wolf spider - glen

11 July, 2011:
I got bitten mt leg swelled up I had to get on iv antibiotics and lances open. I developed a severe staph infection and had necrosis and cellulitis. I have seen several more of these and seven other types at my house. I caught this one outside it was aggressive and fast and came running at me. I live in pa but I believe its a hobo?

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Reply: Wolf spider - glen

19 June, 2011:
Possibly a grass or funnel spider? Wolf spider? Karin Wade

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Reply: I think this is a wolf spider - glen
12 June, 2011:
Hey Glen, I have another one for you (see attached). I found this one outside a rural farmhouse in Bankston, Alabama. His leg-span is approximately four inches. Thanks! Justin

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Reply: I would be cautious holding any spider especially of you have allergies to bites - glen
12 June, 2011:
I caught a wolf spider here in saint petersburg florida and she is now 1 of my pets.. she is a darling she lets me pet her. I was wondering if it would be safe to hold of her? I was told the bite was like a bee sting and I'm severely allergic to bees so I have restrained from holding her.. I've had her for almost 6 months now :-) please help.. I have attached a picture of what she looks like.. please email me back :-) asap thank you so very much Jenna

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Reply: Yes this is a wolf spider carrying her spiderlings - glen

10 June, 2011:
My friend has moved into a new home and she has found quite a few of these guys. My guess is it a darker colored wolf spider? Can you confirm? Erin



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Reply: Nice photos, thanks. Male spiders have enlarged sexual glands on the ends of their pedipalps and this is the main way to tell male from female. In some species like the southern house spiders the male is completely different from the female and in some a lot smaller - glen

8 June, 2011:
I wondered if I could add to your spider photos lol. Wolf spider, full grown, in the closer photo, you can see that itís lost an eye. This specimen was quite large, the last abdomen part having a slightly larger diameter than a quarter. I was wondering how to tell male from female in this kind of spider.

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Reply: This is a wolf spider with her spiderlings- glen

4 June, 2011:
Found this guy in my garage during the day.. Would you happen to know what kind it is? I have put together several photos into a zip archive: http://www.relay2me.com/share/infestation.zip (one photo is of a mouse, ignore that one) Thanks, Daniel

 

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Reply: This is a wolf spider with her egg sac and I would let her go outside - glen

4 June, 2011:
Hi, I caught what Iím pretty sure is a wolf spider and my 4 year old and I now have it as a pet. Itís a female because it has had 2 egg sacs on itís abdomen since Iíve had it. Iíve only had it about a month. The first egg sac shriveled up and fell off. That was before I was consistently feeding it with insects. Now the spider has laid itís 2nd egg sac. Is it going to have babies? Iím still learning about spiders and Iím wondering - Can a female wolf spider have babies without a male? My other question is, are some wolf spiders not hairy? Because mine is not hairy like Iíve read in other descriptions. It is similar looking to a spider I saw on your website, though (see below). The egg sac isnít as big, though. And Iím not sure if this spider is hairy, but mine isnít. Iím also not sure what to do with the babies if they hatch. I know they will stay on the motherís abdomen for awhile, but then Iím afraid they will escape into my house because Iím assuming they will be small and get out of itís cage. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated!! Debra

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19 May, 2011:
We were watching TV late last night when this ran into the bedroom. I've caught similar wolf spiders in my house before, but never one this big. The body was barely under 1 inch in length, the leg span was 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. I really thought it was a tarantula until I got a closer look. I couldn't identify it further than to say it's a wolf spider. There was one on the Bug Guide spider eye arrangements chart I use that resembled it, but it was labeled as an unknown genus. It's backside is so large I'm guessing it's pregnant? I let it go in the woods. I really need to figure out where these things are getting in at, I have a small child who frequently rolls out of bed and sleeps on the floor. My landlord just wants to use pesticide which I'm not happy about. -Laura Lee All pictures taken by me in Southern NJ and free for anyone to use.

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Reply: Maybe she is blending in with her surroundings!! - glen

19 May, 2011:
Iíve really enjoyed your website and would like to offer heartfelt gratitude to you for sharing such a wealth of information! I live in north Georgia in a very rural, woodsy area of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and found this beauty. I assume itís a wolf spider, although she was near a stream on my property. She was unique to me, as Iíve never seen a wolf spider carrying greenish-colored young on her back. I hope you may find the pictures useful and would like for you to be able to use them on your website if youíd like to. Thank you again for your time and effort to provide such wonderful information on a species so often misunderstood. Jim



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Reply: I think this is a wolf spider but it has very unusual markings on its abdomen but I guess that's the way they are in Panama! - glen

18 May, 2011:
Hello, I found your website trying to identify a spider that was in a vacation rental house we were in. The vacation house was in Panama, the temperatures there are between 10 to 25 degrees, quite tropical but because of the altitude the temperatures are quite a bit cooler. The area is known as Boquete Panama. Are you familiar with the attached photo? Is the spider dangerous? Kind Regards, Ingrid



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Reply: Yes it is a  wolf spider but I could not find any definitive guide to specie online apart from the obvious ones like the rabid and Carolina wolf spiders - glen

6 May, 2011:
I found this under the bark of a tree stump in my backyard in Western New York. I think it's a Wolf Spider but do you know what exact specie it is? -james

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Reply: Yes it is a female wolf spider. I doubt she will grow her leg back - glen

12 April, 2011:
Hi Glen, I manage a Pool, in SE QLD Australia and was lucky enough to catch this beauty on camera. I'm pretty sure this is female Wolf Spider carrying a load of babies on her back, used the pics from your site as a guide. I almost tipped her in the bin along with some rubbish that came out of the skimmer baskets, luckily she wasn't camera shy and that I had my camera on hand.. I also noticed that she only has 3 legs on one side, will she grow another one?. Donna

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6 April, 2011:
Glen, Here are a few more. Hope you can use them. I'm not a spider expert so I'm guessing what they are. First one - Wolf spider with babies. Second one - Jumping spider. Third one - Some kind of Jumping spider I have a few more I can send later. I love macro photography and shoot a lot of spiders but I don't know the names of most of them. Jerry

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Reply: From the eye pattern and thick legs, I'd say these are  wolf spiders too - glen

6 April, 2011:
Glen, I caught two more of our mystery spiders, one large and one small. I'm sending a picture of the two of them together (luckily they didn't eat each other), and a couple pictures of the larger one's face. I hope that the pictures will help. Thanks again!

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Reply: From the eye pattern and thick legs, I'd say this is a wolf spider too - glen

29 March, 2011:
Hi, First off, let me say that I love your site. It has really sparked my interest in spiders. We always enjoy seeing the different kinds of spiders who live in our house. We try to ID each kind, but the spider in the attached picture has us stumped. We have many of these crawling around. We assume they are some kind of hunting spider because they are never in webs, and are pretty fast. We see them mostly during the day. From what I can find on the internet, they look a lot like a grass spider, but they do not behave like one. They also don't look exactly like the pictures I find of a wolf spider. We're assuming that they are not dangerous, since they've never caused any trouble before. We live in the USA. Thanks for any insight you have about our little friend. Tracey/b>

 

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Reply: This is a wolf spider - glen

29 March, 2011:
Found this guy running around my basement!!!! I think it is just a wood spider, but I am sure you know more than I do. Thanks, Tom

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Reply: This is a wolf spider as well - glen

13 March, 2011:
Glen, In the last few months, I've found about 6 of these quarter sized spiders in my house, and one outside on the wall in the entry way. I've lived here for 17 years and don't recall seeing such a large spider before. They are freaking me out - period. Can you help in identification? I live in Ukiah Calif. about 2 hours due north of San Francisco. The one I caught last week in a jar produced and egg sack that she then consumed!! thanks much ~marcella

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Reply: This is a wolf spider too - glen

13 March, 2011:
this fella and his buddies keep showing up in my bathroom, one at a time. Usually in my tub but lately nextto the tub and traveling across the house to our bed room. They are good sized and my husband is wondering if they are venomous. They freak me out to sit down in my bath and look over and see this big hairy spider, and always just one...it's like being stalked by the buggers. We live in Loxahatchee nFlorida on the edge of the glades.. Thank you so much for your time Suzi

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Reply: No this is a wolf spider and harmless compared to a recluse - glen

13 March, 2011:
is this a brown recluse? my wife found this in the sink. after dousing it with soapy water it appeared to be dead but i am warming it back to life right now. this sucker is huge. please let me know

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28 February, 2011:
I live in SE PA and found this in our laundry room tonight. She didn't enjoy me taking pics of her, but didn't seem aggressive. I'm guessing it's a wolf spider? Can you confirm? -Jill

 

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28 February, 2011:
Glen, this spider was floating in my pug's water dish and might have bitten her. She began foaming at the mouth...lasted about 45 mins - hr, then stopped. She's fine now. BUT, what kind of spider is this.? We are in Atlanta, Ga. It was approx. 1" with legs spread. It doesn't seem to look like pics of all those Southern House spiders. thank you. ~beverly~ p.s. can you reply to me in this email? otherwise I'm not sure how to find your reply. you are welcome to use pic. if you want.

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Reply: This looks like a wolf spider not a southern house spider  - glen

16 February, 2011:
Hi Glen, I went through your spider pics. These looks like Southern house spider. Just wanted to make sure. Could you please help me identify these ... Thanks!!! Regards, Aaron

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Reply: Yes, this one is a wolf spider. I can tell from the eye pattern, you can just see the 3rd row of eyes - glen

2 January, 2011:
Hello, I got your mail from your website. I found these two kind of spiders in my room, I would like to know if it is a dangerous ones. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Francisco

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