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Desert Wolf Spider & Her Home - Hogna carolinensis - female

Desert Wolf Spider & Her Home - Hogna carolinensis - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
March 21, 2015
Size: 20mm Body - 50mm Legs
These are very close up images of a female Wolf Spider and her burrow. I believe that she is most likely an adult female Hogna carolinensis. The dark patches on the ventral side of the leg joints are supposed to be a key feature of this species. The venter is not black at all, but it could be that these desert varieties are a lot lighter in color, because of the heat in this environment and she may even represent another type of subspecies of this spider. We captured another one and she looks almost exactly the same. (see linked images below)
NOTE: The left palp is small and she may be regrowing it, after an accident or injury. The last image is her burrow. Here is a link to her video: (3min duration) ♀ Desert Version of a Wolf Spider
Full Size Image: Click Here
Here are some others that I filmed: ♀

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If we find out these ones with the pale venter are another species/subspecies we'll let you know.

 
Thanks
Laura, I will prep the other females images for submission very soon, since she has some slightly different characters and she may be a little younger or hungrier. I'm not sure, but her abdomen is much smaller. Thanks a lot for your help and I have several more spiders, on tap, out here in the desert. This female and some of the others are going to get their own YouTube videos, BTW.

 
Please
...link those videos! I'd be interested in seeing them.

 
Her Video!
Chao, the video is online and I have added the link. Thanks

 
OK
Chao, I will have to remember to let you know when I'm done adding the links, but I'm very busy right now and it may still be a few weeks out. Yes, only the special bugs get a video of there own. The other ones get tossed in with cactus videos and such. Thanks

 
Nice.
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