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Genus Trochosa

Spider on honeysuckle flower (5594) - Trochosa Spider M - Trochosa terricola - female Wolf Spider - Trochosa sepulchralis - male nursery web or wolf spider? - Trochosa terricola - female Lycosidae - Trochosa Schizocosa? - Trochosa - male Wolf spider, don’t know which species - Trochosa - female spider - Trochosa sepulchralis - male
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 Trochosa
4 species in North America.
In T. ruricola and T. terricola, at least, there are two small dark, parallel, longitudinal stripes on anterior portion of carapace (often between the PLE's and fovea).

For some detailed info on Tigrosa and Trochosa ID see the discussion here:

abdita - USA (mainly found in FL, but can be found as far north as NC).
ruricola - Holarctic
sepulchralis - USA (TX, southern OK, LA, AR, MO, MS, AL, northwestern FL, TN, NC. - a few found near the northeast coast, see map on PDF article below).
terricola - Holarctic
Commonly found in yards. Often wanders indoors.
According to the literature, only T. terricola occurs in Minnesota.… Chad Heins, 19 September, 2012 - 7:45am
Internet References
~ - PDF article "Trochosa sepulchralis, a senior synonym of Trochosa acompa, and the restoration of Trochosa abdita", includes information and drawings of sepulchralis and abdita.