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Genus Trochosa

brown spider - Trochosa female rustic wood spider - Trochosa ruricola - female medium Wolf Spider? - Trochosa Another Trochosa? - Trochosa Lycosidae  - Trochosa sepulchralis - female wolf spider - Trochosa - male Lycosidae ? - Trochosa Trochosa ruricola - female
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.
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.