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White sand burrowing spider - Geolycosa wrighti

White sand burrowing spider - Geolycosa wrighti
Silver Lake, Oceana County, Michigan, USA
July 23, 2018

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go with wrighti for now , but ....
Five species of Geolycosa in Michigan (Sierwald 2005): fatifera, missouriensis, pikei, turricola, wrighti. I have only collected missouriensis and wrighti. The underside of wrighti abdomen is black. With no ventral pic this genus can be a real headache to id.

 
Wow
I didn't know that Michigan had 5 species! Definitely need to be careful with ID then.

Geolycosa
Correct, it's a burrowing wolf spider. I think it's Geolycosa wrighti.

 
Thanks!
Cool! The face and softly defined carapace look like wrighti. She does have black ‘pads’ on the undersides of her legs though. Hmmm.

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