Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The carapace is dark brown with gray hairs (lighter in males) and usually without distinct markings. The abdomen is brown with a somewhat darker median stripe. (1)
Orange paturons (chelicera) and black around the the "knees" ventrally are characteristics of the species.(Jeff Hollenbeck)
~ Specimens of H. carolinensis are distinguished by large body, carapace with median and submarginal bands weakly developed; sternum, leg coxae, and abdominal venter black. Tips of femora III & IV and bases of tips of tibiae III & IV black. (2)
(This reference says the chelicerae are black.)
Throughout the United States.
Considered to be the largest wolf spider in North America.
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