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Species Varacosa shenandoa

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Varacosa
Species shenandoa (Varacosa shenandoa)
Explanation of Names
Chamberlin & Ivie, 1942
Holotype female from Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, 5 July 1933.(1)
Size
Female: 7.8 - 11.6 mm
Male: 7.5 - 8.4 mm(1)
Identification
Male:

Trochosa shenandoa males may be easily distinguished from avara and gosiuta by the very robust pair of retroventral macrosetae on tibia I.(1)
Range
Eastern coast of the United States southward along the Gulf Coast and inland in the central states. Single records from Quebec and Illinois.(1)
Works Cited
1.Nearctic species of the wolf spider genus Trochosa (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Allen Brady. 1980. Psyche, Cambridge 86:167-212.