Tigrosa georgicola

Picture ID 59446

Picture of Tigrosa georgicola - Dorsal

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dolomedes striatus is my guess but the internet is saying that is rare. We have a lot of flooding going on, I am wondering if it may have to do with that. I can't find much information on how dangerous the venom may be - my dog found it and cornered it. My dog didn't take any bite though, but now the spider is trapped in my garage somewhere.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is a Wolf Spider, Tigrosa georgicola.

ItsyBitsy

Spider measurements do not include legs, a large Tigrosa may be around ~3cm. If you are including the legs, then yes they can be that big.

ItsyBitsy

You would need to add a ruler or something to the image to show that. It’s a Tigrosa regardless.

TangledWeb

Something that you can do when you didn’t take a photo with a ruler is to place a ruler in the same spot that you photographed at the same angle of the torso of the organism and take a photo. Then you can compare the photos to get a decent approximation. I did that to get a measurement of a huge snapping turtle. I couldn’t put the ruler in the water with the snapper. The World Record turtle for largest wild American Snapping Turtle came from my state and this one was close to the record size. 🙂

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Picture of Tigrosa georgicola - Female - Dorsal,Egg sacs Enlarge Picture