Geolycosa rafaelana

Picture ID 11036

Picture of Geolycosa rafaelana - Dorsal

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Big black spider, it’s dead, cannot see any markings or other colors. Kind of looks like mix between trap door spider and a wolf spider. I live up against warm open desert in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. About 2 inches across (including legs)

  • Submitted by: 
    Annabear
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Photographed: Apr 29, 2018
  • Spider: Geolycosa rafaelana
  • Location: Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Desert area
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a Burrowing Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), Geolycosa rafaelana.

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