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Species Tigrosa georgicola

Hogna spec. from Hilton Head Island. SC - Tigrosa georgicola - female Spider with offspring - Tigrosa georgicola Hogna aspersa laying eggs - Tigrosa georgicola - female Spider in Burrow - Tigrosa georgicola Wolf Spider? - Tigrosa georgicola Tigrosa georgicola? - Tigrosa georgicola Wolf spider - Tigrosa georgicola Potential Tigrosa georgicola  - Tigrosa georgicola - 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 Tigrosa
Species georgicola (Tigrosa georgicola)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously placed in the genus Allocosa (by mistake); subsequently referred to as Hogna georgicola by many people up until Brady's 2012 revision transferred it to the genus Tigrosa.
Explanation of Names
Author of name: Charles Walckenaer. First year published: 1837, as Lycosa tarentuloides georgicola.
Size
Body length of females 16-22mm; males 10-17mm.(1)
Identification
(Note: prior to Brady's 2012 Tigrosa revision, many of these T. georgicola were likely misplaced under T. aspersa.)

Venter of abdomen with three central dark stripes originating at the epigastric furrow and converging at base of spinnerets (overall, venter much darker-looking than T. helluo). Median stripe on carapace is distinct and extends from the eye region all the way across to the posterior declivity. Sometimes with 3 dark bands on dorsal surfaces of femora III and IV.(1)

Range
Widely distributed in the southeastern USA. See Brady 2012 for actual map.(1)

Data points can be found in the following states: AL, AR, GA, KS, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX, VA
Habitat
Often found in deciduous woods, under logs during the day and hunting over leaf litter at night.(1)
See Also
Print References
Brady, Allen R., 2012. Nearctic species of the new genus Tigrosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Journal of Arachnology 40(2):182-208.(1)
Works Cited
1.Nearctic species of the new genus Tigrosa (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Allen R. Brady. 2012. Journal of Arachnology 40(2):182-208.