Picture ID 131720

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

So we just got flooded in Florida from tropical storm ETA now I hAve tons of those running around! Hoping it’s just a wolf spider and not a recluse

  • Submitted by: 
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2020
  • Photographed: Nov 12, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: St pete, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Garage or shed
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Don’t worry, please. Yes this is a Wolf Spider. They tend to come out after heavy rains. I suspect that they are running around to grab earthworms, grubs, and any bugs that had to escape drowning underground. I hope you don’t have much damage from the storm! Snakes and alligators are your flood risk animals, followed by mosquitoes. Wolf Spiders technically have venom, but it is intended for quickly killing prey. They very rarely bite people. They would only do it in self-defense because a person has bare skin pressing against the spider. Spiders are fragile and have to protect… Read more »