Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1069207
Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female

Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
March 22, 2015
Size: 18mm Body - 40mm Legs
These are very close up images of a female Wolf Spider, that I believe is 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 does not have much black on it, 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. This female is slightly smaller and she may be a bit younger than my first submission. She also has more colorful hairs and some bald patches on her jaws. The [reduced] small black patch next to the spinnerets, which is another character, often seen in this variety of this species, can be seen best in the last image. Two additional small, dark patches are also visible next to this and together they form a "V" pattern, pointing back at the spinnerets. Here is a link to this spider's video: (5min duration) ♀ Wolf Spider Hunt - Hogna carolinensis
Full Size Image: Click Here
Here are some others that I filmed: ♀

Images of this individual: tag all
Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female Wolf Spider - Smaller Abdomen - Hogna carolinensis - female