Rabidosa rabida
(Rabid Wolf Spider)

Picture ID 15592

Picture of Rabidosa rabida (Rabid Wolf Spider) - Dorsal

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I live in Houston right outside of Katy. In the area, Grass spiders are extremely common. And they always find their way in my garage where my washer and dryer is. So it is never shocking to see a spider while I’m folding laundry. But this time was very different. This spider was much fatter in size and hairier. The legs are very thick. To me the back of the body in the legs are a light brown gray-ish. And the head in the front part of the body are almost black with 3 stripes. Yes I killed it in a panic. I should’ve took a picture first but I just freaked out. I have two small children and I just want to know if the spider is Vennema’s.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, your image has been filed. See above image for ID. 🙂 Nevermind the scary-sounding name, like most spiders they have venom but are unlikely to bite except in self defense and are not considered to be of medical significance. Everyone’s immune system is different though.

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