Wolf Spider

6198 This spider was found in Tecumseh Ontario, in grass of my backyard. Its body is a good inch long, black, legs were brown and black, before I killed it. The legs are all shriveled up now and in this picture, one leg is broken off. I believe it to be a tarantula. If you can zoom in, you can see eyes and fuzz on body and legs. When it was alive and crawling, it was good 2 inches in diameter. It also had an opening at back of body.

Number 6198 – This is a wolf spider (family Lycosidae); it looks like Tigrosa (formerly Hogna) helluoClick here for an image. These spiders are active hunters that run down and capture their prey, they do not spin capture webs. These are excellent volunteer pest controllers that are not at all dangerous to humans.