Alopecosa

Picture ID 58276

Picture of Alopecosa - Dorsal

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Hello everybody: so I am submitting my first spider picture (hurra!) and I would appreciate any help you can give me to identify it. It was taken in San Jose, Chile (near Cajon del Maipo and Santiago) inside the house in a gated community at the foot of some hills where they are excavating and building up many condominiums. I am pretty sure it is a Lycosidae (Wolf-spider) but I have no idea as to the genus or the species.
I have about 40 pictures of spiders I have taken in 4 different continents and I will begin submitting them to get your help and learn more about them. Thanks very much for any feedback you can give me!

  • Submitted by: 
    Keyl
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2019
  • Photographed: Apr 25, 2019
  • Spider: Alopecosa
  • Location: San Jose, Chile
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy

Alopecosa michaelseni is an option for Chile but I can’t tell if it’s actually a match. There’s a photo of one in “Dupérré & Harms, 2018” but it’s of a preserved specimen, so it’s quite discolored.

ItsyBitsy

Genus placement is tentative.

ItsyBitsy

Wolf Spiders (Lycosidae) want to be outdoors so if you keep seeing these there’s likely a gap in the house somewhere they’re wandering in through and maybe some other bugs in the area they’re preying on. You can reduce the number of spiders you find inside by sealing cracks around floors, doors, windows, foundation ect., vacuum everywhere and empty the canister outside. If I were to put some indoor spiders outside they wouldn’t do well because they’re not well adapted to the winter weather, I don’t know if that matters as much in a warmer climate.

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Picture of Alopecosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Alopecosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Alopecosa spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture