This is an unusual and exceptionally beautiful spider. I can say it grew back the first two left legs after losing them. That’s why those legs are smaller and a slightly different color.
Thanks – any thoughts or suggestions on id? I haven’t found anything that looks close to it in the databases…yet.
It’s not easy to see identifying features. A kind of wolf, Arctosa littoralis, is my best guess. Compare: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1105191/bgimage
There’s a lot of variance in the appearance of this species. Focus on the overall pattern of white and black spots on the abdomen:
How strange, check it out … the image I linked to (Arlo’s) has two regenerated legs too. Opposite side though.
I’m going with Thinlegged Wolf Spider (Pardosa sp.) based on the big boxy eye cluster, A. littoralis is more compact. It looks close to or possibly the same species as this one: https://bugguide.net/node/view/260864