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Grass Spider - Agelenopsis

Grass Spider - Agelenopsis
Radford, Virginia, USA
October 18, 2012
Is this a wolf spider? If not, what kind is it, please.
Would you also describe its eyes for me, please? I'm not always sure what I'm seeing!!!

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Grass Spider - Agelenopsis Grass Spider - Agelenopsis

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Agelenidae
Probably genus Agelenopsis.


Like most spiders, they have eight eyes. The arrangement for the genus is something like this from the front (forgive my crude attempt at ASCII art):
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It can just be made out in this image.

 
Thanks,
Kyron, your art was helpful!

 
Strongly curved eyes


The Agelenopsis has two rows of eyes that from the front are strongly curved downward. This almost gives the perception of three rows of eyes. In the eye arrangement above the eyes on the top and the two eyes furthest to the sides are part of the top row. The two eyes in the center and the two eyes on the bottom are the bottom row.

 
Thanks,
Lynette, I appreciate that explanation!

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