Hogna aspersa Wolf Spider

May 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I caught this wolf spider at my son's daycare late last week.  The daycare workers spotted it and grabbed me a yogurt container to capture it.  It is kind of funny because I have never seen a Hogna Wolf Spider until this year and this is the second aspersa that I have caught in the past few months (the first was a class for my 5th grade classroom).

 

I actually got better pictures of this one than the previous.  When I got home, I released it in my yard and then followed it through the yard to shoot it in it's natural habitat....this always leads to better photos.  Please enjoy.....legspan was an easy 2 1/2 inches.

Wolf Spider - Hogna aspersa Wolf Spider - Hogna aspersa

Wolf Spider - Hogna aspersa

Wolf Spider - Hogna aspersa

 

Here is a full view shot to try and give some perspective of it's size.

Wolf Spider - Hogna aspersa


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