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Species Hogna coloradensis

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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 Hogna
Species coloradensis (Hogna coloradensis)
Size
Females - 10.5 to 20 mm
Males - 9.5 to 13.5 mm
Identification
Drawing on Slowik & Cushing (1), this is clearly Hogna coloradensis. They write that the species "can be separated from all other Hogna and Lycosidae by a dark area immediately anterior to the epigastric furrow as well as a small dark area just anterior to the spinnerets; the rest of the venter is light with spots". -Kevin P.

Female venter matching drawing of female from NM


Male venter matching drawing of male venter from NM
Range
Mostly CO & NM, and also just across the border into AZ & TX. There are old notes of it being found in KS & NE, but those specimens couldn't be verified.(1)
Habitat
A dominant species found in sandy environments of New Mexico.(1)
Remarks
This species creates a burrow (no turret) and may use small rocks/debris to close the burrow entrance.(1)
Works Cited
1.Redescription of Hogna coloradensis from the Southwestern United States
J. Slowik and P. E. Cushing. 2007. The Journal of Arachnology 35:46–53.