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Insect and Spider Identification: Found this in my house this am Would like to know what it is

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North bay

June 12, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9556052

Someone out there must know what this is.

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Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2013
7:40 AM

Post #9556179

from what I can discern it looks to be either a Fishing spider or a wolf spider...both very common in your area.
Auburn, NY

June 13, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9557594

This isn't a Wolf Spider, it is too hairy. I looked at pictures of a Fishing Spider as well and it doesn't look to be one of those either. It's abdomen is too round to be a Fishing spider. I can't identify it well with the picture given. Sorry.
Minot, ND

June 13, 2013
2:29 PM

Post #9557913

Any large non-orb weaving spider in your area is going to be either a wolf spider or a fishing/nursery web spider. Although your image is too dark to be certain of an i.d., the banding on the legs and its general posture appears more consistent with it being a fishing spider in the genus Dolomedes than it being a wolf spider. Also, the shape of the abdomen in itself is not a reliable identifier, as this will vary with the sex of the spider (males tend to be more slender than females), as well as how well-fed the spider is, and in the case of females, whether or not it is gravid.

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