Forest Wolf Spider (Gladicosa gulosa)
Description: The large cephalothorax of this spider is dark brown with a lighter stripe in the middle. The abdomen is grayish brown, sometimes (as in this specimen) with a V-shaped stripe or spot at the base. The legs are long, brown or gray and fuzzy.
Habitat: This species commonly lives in forests, where it can be inconspicuous on brown or gray dead leaves. Its range is most of the United States.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photograph by Bryan McGee
Accession #: 373
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