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Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female

Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
March 22, 2015
Size: 18mm Body - 40mm Legs
These are very close up images of a female Wolf Spider, that I believe is an adult female Hogna carolinensis. The dark patches on the ventral side of the leg joints are supposed to be a key feature of this species. The venter does not have much black on it, but it could be that these desert varieties are a lot lighter in color, because of the heat in this environment and she may even represent another type of subspecies of this spider. This female is slightly smaller and she may be a bit younger than my first submission. She also has more colorful hairs and some bald patches on her jaws. The [reduced] small black patch next to the spinnerets, which is another character, often seen in this variety of this species, can be seen best in the last image. Two additional small, dark patches are also visible next to this and together they form a "V" pattern, pointing back at the spinnerets. Here is a link to this spider's video: (5min duration) ♀ Wolf Spider Hunt - Hogna carolinensis
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Here are some others that I filmed: ♀

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