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Species Tigrosa annexa

Wolf Spider - Tigrosa annexa - male Wolf Spider - Tigrosa annexa Big old spider, in a sunny puddle. - Tigrosa annexa - male Wolf Spider? ventral and dorsal - Tigrosa annexa Tigrosa annexa - female Found in my yard at night - Tigrosa annexa Lycosidae - Tigrosa annexa Lycosidae - Tigrosa annexa
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 annexa (Tigrosa annexa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Previously genus Hogna; was transferred to the new genus Tigrosa in 2012 by Allen Brady.
See the World Spider Catalog for more.
Size
Body length (excluding legs) of adults ranges from 10 - 18 millimeters.(1)
Identification
This is the smallest species in the genus; the venter of the female is all pale yellow, except for a dark 'V'-shaped marking in center of the sternum and a black spot around the epigynum; venter of adult male is all pale. Carapace has two yellow dashes flanking the median stripe in the cephalic region.(1) This species is closely related to T. helluo, but is smaller in size and lighter in color.(2)

Adult female:



Adult male:

Range
Along the Atlantic coast from Delaware south to Big Pine Key, Florida, and westward from southern Ohio to the southern tip of Texas.(1)
Habitat
Seems to prefer a drier, more sandy habitat than some of the other Tigrosa species. Allen Brady (2012) notes that many of the specimens he examined for his revision were collected in pitfall traps in cotton fields and Bermuda grass.(1)
"I've kept two females in captivity and this species doesn't appear to be the burrowing type; it seems to prefer wandering about instead." ~ pers. comm. Mandy Howe
Works Cited
1.Nearctic species of the new genus Tigrosa (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Allen R. Brady. 2012. Journal of Arachnology 40(2):182-208.
2.Spiders of the Georgia region of North America
Ralph Chamberlin & Wilton Ivie. 1944. Bulletin of the University of Utah 35(9):1-267.