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