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Wolf Spider or What? - Badumna longinqua

Wolf Spider or What? - Badumna longinqua
North Oregon Coast, Tillamook County, Oregon, USA
August 12, 2009
Size: Body is 1/2 inch long
Found on the back of the door to my workshop. It resembles the wolf spiders I knew as a girl in Mississippi. Any ideas?

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Just moved this because there is only the one species in this genus. @Lynette RE: your comment about its range on #59 (or maybe it was John B.'s?)... this one's range is usually pretty restricted to Cali, but I don't think it would be too unusual to find them in Oregon. Page 93 in SONA(1) says they're known only from the coastal urban areas of CA where they can be extremely abundant. I'm not sure how strict the "only" is, though. I'm pretty positive this is B. longiqua.

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do you have a clearer shot of the eyes?

 
Afraid Not
Sorry, I don't. While I'm not "afraid" of spiders, I just can't seem to get closer than 2 feet from them which doesn't make for great close-ups. LOL!

He was pretty high up on the door too, so I was lucky to get the shots I did.

I'm still learning the best way to take pictures of these guys. So for the future - eye shots... check.

 
well
I really want to tell you this is a jumping spider of some kind, but I'm not 100% sure.

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