Unidentified

Picture ID 119121

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Can someone help me identify this little guy/gal?
I see them around a lot. Some people call them Wolf Spiders, some call them Hobo Spiders. I'd like to know for sure though.

  • Submitted by: 
    Decimaytress
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2020
  • Photographed: Aug 4, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Murray, Utah, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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Vonpaulus

Sometimes it’s hard to tell one from the other, and this is one of those times to me :). The safest way is to look at the eye arrangement, which is unclear to me in this picture, but you might remember what it was like. Check out this chart: https://infographic.tv/visual-a-more-comprehensive-guide-to-identifying-spiders-based-on-their-eye-pattern/ Lycosidae stands for wolf spiders, whereas Agelenidae is the family of the hobo spider. Alternatively, you can depend on the leghth of the spinnerets: the fact I can’t see them points to a wolf spider rather than a hobo, but then again wolf spiders don’t make webs, so this is… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Vonpaulus
Vonpaulus

Here you can see some pictures in addition to drawings:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/84423