Unidentified

Picture ID 131329

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

My insect app says this is an Araa Errante, but I I don’t think the spiders match up. Help please

  • Submitted by: 
    TMitch
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2020
  • Photographed: Nov 5, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: St Clair , Michigan, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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LittleSlingLover

Yeah those insect apps aren’t very reliable. They mainly go off of shape which is not useful the majority of the time. The best part about this is that arana errante is the spanish common name so I wonder why the app did that? Assuming the app is in English of course. This spider is a wolf spider in the Tigrosa genus, possibly Tigrosa helluo.

LittleSlingLover

Also it is worth noting that the app possibly was thinking it was something in the Phoneutria (Brazilian wandering spider) genus. We do have wandering spiders in North America and they are closely related to wolf spiders and commonly confused with one another but we do not have Brazilian wandering spiders native up here. With that being said, I can see why the app made that connection.