Ctenidae
(Wandering Spiders)

Picture ID 19472

Picture of Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders) - Male - Eyes

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hello there, i've never done this before, but this spider scares the crap out of me, i found this bugger in my garage and it's creepy! after i took the pic, the bastard was running towards me, the flash pissed it off, i'm afraid to go back in there and i need my drill...

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Tequilamockingbird
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This is a wolf spider, family Lycosidae.

ItsyBitsy
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Hi, this is an adult male Tropical Wolf Spider/Wandering Spider – the family is Ctenidae, maybe Ctenus for the genus. I’m not sure which species would be likely turn up in that location… assuming it’s a described species I’m thinking it might be one that has it’s range listed for Mexico and I’m not familiar enough with those to suggest a species … Ctenus valverdiensis is listed for TX, but I think that’s found further east and in caves … Ctenus minimus is another that lists it’s range as “North America” but is only known from the type specimens, not… Read more »

Tequilamockingbird
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Thanks for correcting the ID, ItsyBitsy!

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Picture of Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Ctenidae (Wandering Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture