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Spider - Arctosa

Spider - Arctosa
Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa, USA
July 31, 2011
Turned over a rock next to the creek and saw through the camouflage.


Moved from Wolf Spiders.

Moved from Spiders.

using Insects & Arachnids of Canada Part 17
I saw no visible matches. I'm willing to move this to wolf spiders for now if everyone else agrees with that. I don't think it's one of the wolf spider look alikes... since I went through most of them and couldn't see anything similar.

Tom posted a new one
with another beautiful carapace

yes that is a nice one
but not in the same genus. I think Tom's is a Pirata sp or that new Piratula.

Back to John's spider the only bald wolf spiders I can remember are Arctosa or Allocosa. That being said I still haven't given this enough though to rule out any wolf eye look-alikes.

What a strange landscape of broken and empty
millipede bodies. Looks like something from a sci-fi movie! The eyes seem small for a Lycosid, but we don't know anything else with that pattern

Moved from ID Request.

Very interesting bald wolf (ish) spider
look how the carapace is kind of jagged. The eyes look wolfie, but I'm not sure. I'll have to look through some references.