Agelenopsis
(Grass Spiders)

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Picture of Agelenopsis (Grass Spiders)

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It was about the size of a dime maybe smaller . It was on my youngest sons bed .

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Silki

I’m almost certain that’s a wolf spider. They don’t get very large and tend to stay low to the ground. Not the best at climbing but I occasionally see them climb fabric. Extremely common around all of the midwest, and found all throughout the world. They are extremely unlikely to bite when I was younger I would pick them up out of my yard and never once have I been bitten. Very helpful spiders, and I absolutely adore their calm personalities.

TangledWeb

Alas, I think this was a Grass Spider. They are smaller and have protruding spinnerets though otherwise they look like Wolf Spiders. They are aggressive toward people either. A big difference is that Wolf spiders aren’t built for climbing though they can a little ( like fabric). Grass spiders are quite good at the vertical surfaces. I recently held Wolf Spiders for the first time, their reaction (one really liked it) was surprising. So, in summary this wasn’t a spider with dangerous venom. Spiders shouldn’t be in bed with people though. The snuggling hurts the spider and the spider will… Read more »

BugmanDan

I don’t see the prominent median eye typical of wolf spiders, so more inclined to a funnel weaver.(grass/house spider) I have been fooled though with a rather small Pardosa species wolf spider, confirmed though for having her egg sac in tow that funnel weavers don’t carry with them.
They can look so much alike though.
As mentioned, neither would be any threat at all. On the god note, both of these will eat recluse if you have them about.

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