Unidentified

Picture ID 98343

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Probably a Wolf Spider, yet, it's unusual shaped abdomen is unlike any I have seen. About 1 to 1.5" diameter. Can YOU Identify?

  • Submitted by: 
    ODDJim
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2020
  • Photographed: Jan 12, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Sonoma, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

I think it may be a solifuge (Order Arachnida, class Solifugae). Spiders are class Aranae. The solifuges have crushing jaws in front of their heads, no fangs nor venom. I can’t see the photo well. They have sensory hairs on the head end. I don’t know if they carry offspring. They’re really cool creatures, we get photos of them occasionally because people recognize them as arachnids. Unfortunately they aren’t our specialty.