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unknown large spider from ND - Hogna carolinensis

unknown large spider from ND - Hogna carolinensis
Badlands, North Dakota, USA
August 31, 2010
Size: 3 inch diameter
Sorry for the poor pics, someone brought this specimen in from our SW corner of the state. Largest spider I have seen from around here, but am of course completely in the dark as to who it is. Any help would be appreciated

Moved from Hogna. Fit perfectly with the description of this species, Thanks all for the excellent help...

Moved from ID Request.

A Hogna species, I think (Lyc
A Hogna species, I think (Lycosidae - wolf spider family). Do you still have it?


he is sitting right here!

Ventral View
Can you get a shot of the 'belly'.

on the ventral body is black....

Beautiful, aren't they? -K
Beautiful, aren't they?


Hogna carolinensis - Carolina Wolf Spider
It might be Hogna carolinensis. Compare with others here.

Spiders are measured from the tip of the head to the end of the abdomen (legs are not included).

Fishing spider?
This looks somewhat like a fishing spider, but I'm no expert and can't find a good match.

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