Tigrosa aspersa
(Tiger Wolf Spider)

Picture ID 44233

Picture of Tigrosa aspersa (Tiger Wolf Spider) - Female - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

My initial reaction to seeing this spider was that it was a mouse. Then I realized it was a spider going up the side the bottom of our chicken coop. It is approximately 3 inches across. My best guess is it is an H. carolinensis, Carolina Wolf Spider. I would appreciate knowing if my guess it right.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this looks like a Tiger Wolf Spider, Tigrosa aspersa. 🙂

ItsyBitsy

Spider measurements don’t include legs. This is a relatively big species.

ItsyBitsy

Here’s one next to a quarter for reference and I imagine yours is a little more robust than this one judging from the fuller abdomen on yours. https://bugguide.net/node/view/829636/bgimage

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