Hogna frondicola

Picture ID 15353

Picture of Hogna frondicola - Female - Dorsal,Spiderlings

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I live in Grand Junction, CO. Saw this spider in my backyard around 10pm. I zoomed in on the photo but the super was somewhere between the size of a nickel or a quarter. It looked grey-ish brown and its back looked bumpy. What is it?!?

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  • Submitted: May 25, 2018
  • Photographed: May 25, 2018
  • Spider: Hogna frondicola
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  • Location: Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal, Spiderlings
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Hi, your image has been filed. (See above image for ID.) 🙂 Species ID tentative with all the babies on board. (This is a mother Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) carrying her spiderlings.)


Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance and are unlikely to bite except in self defense, Everyone’s immune system is different though. They help control the insect poplulation and are not anything to worry over. You might be able to reduce the number you see outdoors somewhat by keeping the area raked and mowed or then again that might also them easier to see, haha.

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