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North Carolina, USA
Size: ~ Wolf spider size
What species and common name is this Spider?

Moved from True Spiders.

This looks quite large
which is why we were thinking Tengellidae

I wonder... big is "wolf spider size", though?

not Tengellidae
I don't think it's Tengellidae. Mainly because this spider has chevron markings on the abdomen. I've never seen a Tengellidae with anything but a heart mark.

Cicurina sp. maybe
I have a feeling we'll never be able to ID this one accurately without genitalia photos, but for what it's worth I think it looks like a Cicurina of the dictynidae family. Unfortunately there are WELL over a hundred species in that genus and Bug Guide currently barely has five of those...and Cicurina is properly nicknamed the genus from Hell, lol. There's my two cents. :)

does seem like a good possibility.

definately looks like a lycos
definately looks like a lycosid. also a male. prob Hogna sp.

where did i pull that one out from?
seriously i have no idea on what basis i said lycosid. cant even remeber saying such a stupid comment. this is not a Hogna for sure and not a Lycosid for sure. i think it is a Filistid

We don't see those Lycosid eyes
back atop the cephalothorax. Doesn't seem like wolf spider at all. Reminds us of the Filistatid/not Filistatid discussion on

I don't think I've ever seen a wolf spider with that round a carapace. At first I thought it was a mygalomorph (trapdoor spider-ish), but it is not. I have no other suspects in mind.

Definitely looks like a wolf spider but,
it has that strange "shine" to it that I've never seen on a wolf spider before. Is it possible this could be a sac spider? See .

If this helps...
I found it on the outside of a talus cave a few days ago.

what is
What is "sp."?

There are the beginnings of a glossary found here.

An abbreviation for species (singular). The plural is spelled exactly the same, but its abbreviation is spp. When someone says Xyz sp., that usually means that they're referrring to a single species, but don't know specifically which species in the genus it is. If they say Xyz spp., they're referring to more than one species.

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