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 Post subject: Big Wolfie!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:53 pm 
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Found this awesome wolf spider crawling on the side of my house yesterday. It measures 2 1/2 inches.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Wolfie!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:54 am 
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Just a bump for those who were busy at the conference and might have missed it.



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 Post subject: Re: Big Wolfie!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:33 am 
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Nice! If the underside of the abdomen is black it may be Hogna carolinensis.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Wolfie!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:28 am 
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That's kinda what I was thinking too Wade. I'll try to get a peak at the abdomen.



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 Post subject: Re: Big Wolfie!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:38 am 
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The abdomen is light brown/tan on the bottom with black spots. Also, I think it may be a mature male. But I'm not quite sure what the palps of a mature wolf spider are supposed to look like.



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 Post subject: Re: Big Wolfie!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:19 pm 
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Hogna aspersa male has spotted venter. your specimen resembles Hogna antelucana dorsally, but antelucana is black underneath.


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