Lycosidae
(Wolf Spiders)

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Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)

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I live in the northwest area of florida. It was approx 2 - 2.5 inches in circumference including the legs. it came out on the floor where i had been standingin my bedroom near a few bags and containers had been which i had placed earlier that day on the floor. It just showed itzelf andstood in that position for about an hour then slowly turned an walked behind my dresser. I couldnt bring myself close enough to identify any markings it was late ight around 11:30 pm

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Hi. I can’t be certain with this, the eyeshine and habitus suggest one of the wolf spiders in the Lycosidae family. Some can be larger and smaller from your size estimate. There are well over 200 species native to the US.
The eyeshine is tapetum in the eyes,gives them better night vision like cats/deer. That helps them hunt prey.

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