Unidentified

Picture ID 134592

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

From what I can tell this a variant of a wolf spider, possibly Tigrosa hello. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination; I just compared pictures. It is very similar to one submitted by user annekendrick in Jeddah KSA on 5 Jan 2020. I had this fellow follow me for a few seconds on a late night walk at the Nada Dairy farm compound in Al Ahsaa KSA.

  • Submitted by: 
    Janusexpat
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 28, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Algorn 36333 25.5407335, 49.6061887, Saudi Arabia
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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LittleSlingLover

Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with the Wolf Spiders found in Saudi Arabia but this does appear to be a member of the Hogna genus. The only one I know that is found in Saudi Arabia is Hogna radiata. Try comparing photos of that species to the one that you have here to see if you think it matches.

LittleSlingLover

Also, I should add, there is another Hogna species located in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, this species is very similar in appearance and I’m not sure how to separate the two based off of just a dorsal picture of the two. The other species is Hogna effera.

Last edited 6 months ago by LittleSlingLover