Lycosidae
(Wolf Spiders)

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Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal

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Found about 5 of these in our basement this week. It's dark and damp. No known webs. Just sitting on the floor.

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Hi, this is difficult to recognize given the condition it’s in. What I can make out tentatively looks like a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), more specifically Tigrosa helluo. They’re not really an indoor species so are likely wandering in somewhere by mistake. If they’re thriving in your basement than there is likely some other bugs down there they’re preying on. You can reduce the number of spiders you see by sealing cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation, etc., vacuum everywhere and empty the canister outside.

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