Picture ID 147332

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2021
  • Photographed: Sep 4, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Milwaukee , Wisconsin, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: No
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Looks wolf spider-ish


And the spiders that look the most wolf spider-ish are the Grass Spiders in family Agelenidae. https://spiderid.com/spider/agelenidae/ There’s a taxonomy guide in the 3 bar menu. The easiest visual difference is note the visible spinnerets on his pointy posterior. Wolf Spiders have round back-ends. We can’t identify some of them to species, it takes a microscope. This one might be doable. These are the spiders that make white sheet webs with tunnels and funnels. The webs have other interesting physical features too.


So grass spiders make the sheet and tunnel webs and have the spinnerets? Is there’s a good book to start with identification that you’d recommend?


Just wanted to recommend Bugguide, in there links you can find many papers ,books, Journal Of Arachnology ,lot’s of Museums and online libraries for great learning materials on just about anything from United States and Canada that’s the only restriction for the info on site but still a huge platform to learn from. Even just learning the families you start out with eye arrangement and Bugguide has a great eye arrangement chart.


Thank you!


A book I’d personally recommend is “Amazing Arachnids ” by Jillian Cowles.