Wolf Spider?

DSCN2615So tonight I downloaded some images from my point-and-shoot camera, and here’s one I had forgotten about. We encountered this fine specimen while out on a hike on my birthday in October. I think he (she?) may be a wolf spider because of the distinctive eyes. I’m hoping my blogger friend Greg Joder over at My Earth will weigh in and tell us for sure.

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  1. gregjoder

    Hmmm… I’m much better with birds than spiders! =0) I’m thinking it is a wolf spider in the genus Hogna. You could check over at BugGuide.net to determine species. Where did you spy this little spider? That is a great photo for a point and shoot by the way. Mine is usually blurry at close range.

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  2. Ruth, I’m not terrified of spiders, but I can’t say they are a favorite bug of mine. And any insect name that begins with “wolf” has a bad sound to it. I encountered a spider (Golden Orb Weaver) behind my condo on coastal Georgia, that was so big that I had to do a post on it. In this post there is a link to an article with photos of this type of spider … eating a snake! This is a shameless plug and link to my post, but I thought you might be interested. http://gallivance.net/2012/07/13/and-along-came-a-spider/
    ~James

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