Hi, a little uncertainty here, but looks a bit like a flatty, Selenopidae family.
As a kid before I knew spiders, I called them lone rangers for their black mask like pattern.
A harmless spider, playing with them,if any ever bit, I never noticed.
Chance I am wrong here, don’t go handling unless certain.
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a White-banded Fishing Spider, Dolomedes albineus.
A friend sent the picture to his friend that owns a pest control company. They believed the spider to be a speckled wolf spider. Family: Lycosidae (wolf spider). Usually, I don’t see spiders that large in my basement. It had been probably hanging out for a while and had it not been deceased, I probably would have never seen him. I’ve got tons of brown recluse in my basement they love the closet under the stairs. Thanks to everyone. It’s been a learning experience looking up the different spiders. I will definitely be posting in the future. And who knows… Read more »
Hi, I see the fishing spider in this now, they can often be mistaken for wolf spiders.
These big spiders may seem intimidating, but they are quite harmless, I make challenge of catching them by hand and not bitten, just a good sting if they do. Living with dangerous spiders about, it might help to know these will eat recluse if their paths cross. A comparative photo of size I usually found in Florida: