Gorgeous spider. Does fine under water. Hope it isn’t dangerous as it was captured in my basement.
This spider measures 2 cm from palps to end of abdomen. It can move quickly but does not jump. Anyone know what it is?
It’s a Wolf Spider, I can’t remember which one at the moment. How did you discover that it does fine under water? 😉 They do swim for surface insects. In southern states I mostly found Wolf Spiders in swimming pools near the bugs in the skimmer. They don’t like to be “rescued” from that situation. I tried and they kept jumping back in. One wrapped himself around one of my fingers when I tried to move him to land. It was the cutest spider experience I’ve had. No, they aren’t dangerous. They might bite in self-defense if they are squeezed… Read more »
You are correct! I found this on infinite spider.com: https://spiderid.com/picture/136836/#comment-69705
Species: Hogna Lenta — it was the very first photo in their infinite line up.