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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

Wolf Spider Ventrals

A collection of wolf spider images that have diagnostic coloring or pattern.

Hogna -

Hogna aspersa - venter spotted, coxae?, legs annulate

Hogna baltimoriana - venter black beneath epigastric furrow, coxae not black, sternum might be black, patellae are black beneath, femora I & II have a dark line on the retrolateral surface.


So what's this with black coxae and black patellae underneath?


Hogna carolinensis - sternum, coxae & venter all black.

Hogna coloradensis - 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 helluo - venter spotted, coxae black?


Hogna lenta - venter black behind the epigastric furrow & middle of epigastrium, sternum & coxae dark brown to black. Patellae pale and femora unmarked.


Geolycosa -

Geolycosa fatifera


Geolycosa hubbelli


Geolycosa micanopy


Geolycosa patellonigra


Geolycosa xera archboldi


Spiders to figure out

Black venter


Black venter, patellae are black beneath




Black Coxae, spotted venter


Spotted venter


Schizocosa avida? (see comments on first image)


Other distinct markings (spider image 2 is likely male to 2nd image above. Contributor says they were found within feet of eachother.