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Species Tigrosa aspersa

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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 Tigrosa
Species aspersa (Tigrosa aspersa)
Explanation of Names
Author of the name: Hentz.
Female: 18 to 25 mm.
Male: 16 to 18 mm.
According to How to Know the Spiders, this species has a thin line of yellow hairs in the eye area and a more spotted venter than carolinensis. It also has banded legs.

According to Penn State Entomology, here's a description:

"Hogna(Tigrosa) aspersa females are 18 to 25 millimeters in length, and the males are 16 to 18 millimeters. They are similar to H. carolinensis in body color but have a distinct narrow line of yellow hairs on the carapace in the vicinity of the eyes. The legs are banded with a lighter brown color at the joints. The males are much lighter in color than the females, and only their third and fourth pairs of legs are banded with a lighter color."
…, 13 September, 2007 - 11:36am
New England and adjacent Canada south to Florida and west to Nebraska.(1)
See Also
Very similar to L. carolinensis.
Internet References - Fact sheet and image.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.