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Picture ID 186561

Picture of unidentified spider

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A friend of mine -who is a bioligist- tolde me this is a Wolf spider, but looks to me more like a tarantula. Could anybody here help me to id it?

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  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2023
  • Photographed: Jul 28, 2023
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Cuatro Ciénegas de Carranza, Mexico
  • Spotted Outdoors: Desert area
  • Found in web?: No
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Yes, this is a wolf spider. She may look a bit odd because she has babies on her back.


Wolf spiders are the only spiders that carry their babies a couple weeks after hatching.
Much like scorpions do. That is after a week or so draging her sac around.
Really awesome is at night with a flashlight, their eye sparkle like diamonds.
I’ve spotted them 50 feet away.
Post your photos, I will be glad to take a look


After 13/14 days on mamas back they molt to 2nd instar and disperse for a life of their own. They don’t often eat mama but they are cannibalistic if there is not enough food. Sort of like survival of the fitest. My 4 acre back yard in Apple Valley was covered with H. carolinensis. Sitting on the porch, I spotted 9 of the bigguns. one with babies,I tried coaxing onto my hand for a selfy. My persistence and ignoreing her defensive stance got me tagged on a finger, so just let her be. (412) Giant Wolf Spider Handling Video –… Read more »