Gladicosa gulosa

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Picture of Gladicosa gulosa - Male - Lateral

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Mine always look the same but other user pictures never are exactly alike. I don’t know for certain what spider this is. My info:
Apartment is half open ground level/half underground. Considered basement unit.
I saw this same quarter sized species 3 times over winter and now with climate changing twice in the past week.
They scurry from being under one to the other: under things like couches, beds, towels on floor, entertainment stands or blankets.
Never on top of anything I’ve witnessed; counters, beds, chairs etc.
I or dog have not yet noticed being bit by any.
They’re not very fast and easily killed.
They rather be left alone and don’t seem territorial or “threatened” when approached.
Never webbed.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), looks like a male Gladicosa gulosa.

ItsyBitsy

They’re not really an indoor species. If you see a lot of them I’d be more concerned about what is they’re eating. I haven’t heard of them eating ants. Males wander more looking for mates. If you’re not looking closely it’s possible too you’re seeing several similar looking species.

ItsyBitsy

Also, you can reduce the number of spiders you find in your home by sealing cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation, etc., vacuum everywhere and empty the canister outside.

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Picture of Gladicosa gulosa - Female - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gladicosa gulosa - Male - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gladicosa gulosa - Male - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Gladicosa gulosa - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture