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Wolf Spider Ventrals

A collection of wolf spider images that have diagnostic coloring or pattern.

Hogna -

Hogna aspersa - venter spotted, coxae?, legs annulate

Hogna baltimoriana - venter black beneath epigastric furrow, coxae not black, sternum might be black, patellae are black beneath, femora I & II have a dark line on the retrolateral surface.

So what's this with black coxae and black patellae underneath?

Hogna carolinensis - sternum, coxae & venter all black.

Hogna coloradensis - 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

Hogna helluo - venter spotted, coxae black?

Hogna lenta - venter black behind the epigastric furrow & middle of epigastrium, sternum & coxae dark brown to black. Patellae pale and femora unmarked.

Geolycosa -

Geolycosa fatifera

Geolycosa hubbelli

Geolycosa micanopy

Geolycosa patellonigra

Geolycosa xera archboldi

Spiders to figure out

Black venter

Black venter, patellae are black beneath

Black Coxae, spotted venter

Spotted venter

Schizocosa avida? (see comments on first image)

Other distinct markings (spider image 2 is likely male to 2nd image above. Contributor says they were found within feet of eachother.