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Genus Hogna

Hogna - male Hogna carolinensis - male Spider # 26 - Hogna coloradensis Another Wolf Spider - Hogna frondicola Schizocosa? - Hogna carolinensis Night Stalker (dorsal carapace) - Hogna carolinensis - male Night Stalker (lateral head) - Hogna carolinensis - male Hogna - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Hogna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
4 species of Hogna were transferred to a new genus, Tigrosa, by Allen Brady in 2012 (T. annexa, T. aspersa, T. grandis, & T. helluo).
Numbers
19 species in the continental US & Canada.
Identification
Ventrals & dorsals based on our current understanding of these:

Hogna antelucana


Hogna baltimoriana - Sternum might be black (coxae not black). Venter black only posterior to the epigastric furrow. Patellae are black underneath. Femurs I & II have black line retrolaterally.(1) Coxae & patellae dark ventrally, venter black posterior to the genital groove. Carapace lacks median and submarginal bands. (2)


Hogna carolinensis - Carapace usually without distinct markings, sternum, coxae & venter all black. (1) Sternum usually black, sometimes dark reddish. (2)


Hogna coloradensis - Hogna coloradensis - PDF from The Journal of Arachnology - An 8 page paper with drawings, descriptions, and range. "Hogna coloradensis can be separated from all other Hogna and Lycosidae by a dark area immediately anterior to the epigastric furrow as well as a small dark area just anterior to the spinnerets, the rest of the venter is light with spots."


Hogna frondicola - Venter suffused with black. Sternum orange or reddish brown, suffused with black. Coxae suffused with black. Venter may have less black in females (2)


Hogna lenta - Sternum & coxae are brown to black. Venter behind the epigastric furrow is black, as is the middle of the epigastrium. Underside of the legs are unmarked. (1)


Hogna wallacei - This species might be a melanic form of Tigrosa georgicola. Further study is needed to determine if they are the same species.(3)
Range
Ranges from kaston.transy.edu (unfortunately, website no longer active):

Hogna ammophila (Wallace, 1942) — FL

Hogna angusta (Tullgren, 1901)— FL

Hogna antelucana (Montgomery, 1904) — AR, AZ, CA, FL, KY, MS, NM, SC, TX, UT

Hogna baltimoriana (Keyserling, 1877) — AL, AR, AZ, CT, IA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NJ, OH, PA, RI, SD, TX, VA, WI; ON

Hogna carolinensis (Walckenaer, 1805) — AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WI, WY; ON

Hogna coloradensis (Banks, 1894) — AZ, CO, KS, NE, NM, WA

Hogna ericeticola (Wallace, 1942) — FL **endangered/threatened species** aka "Rosemary Wolf Spider"

Hogna frondicola (Emerton, 1885) — AR, AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY; AB, BC, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PQ, SK, YT

Hogna labrea (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942) — CA

Hogna lenta (Hentz, 1844) — AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX

Hogna miami (Wallace, 1942) — FL

Hogna osceola (Gertsch & Wallace, 1937) — FL

Hogna posticata (Banks, 1904) — FL

Hogna pseudoceraticola (Wallace, 1942) — FL

Hogna suprenans (Chamberlin, 1924) — LA

Hogna tigana (Gertsch and Wallace, 1935) — TX

Hogna timuqua (Wallace, 1942) — AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, VA

Hogna wallacei (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1944) — FL, GA

Hogna watsoni (Gertsch, 1934) — FL, GA
See Also
Major taxonomic changes:
Hogna annexa - see Tigrosa annexa
Hogna aspersa - see Tigrosa aspersa
Hogna grandis - see Tigrosa grandis
Hogna helluo - see Tigrosa helluo
Internet References
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
2.The Wolf Spiders, Nurseryweb Spiders, and Lynx Spiders of Canada and Alaska
Dondale, Charles D. and James H. Redner. 1990. Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Ottawa.
3.Nearctic species of the new genus Tigrosa (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Allen R. Brady. 2012. Journal of Arachnology 40(2):182-208.