Wolf Spider (Hogna helluo)
Description: This spider's body is dull yellow or (as in this specimen) greenish brown. The cephalothorax has a yellowish stripe down the middle and fainter stripes on the sides. The abdomen's base has a V-shaped mark. There are indistinct chevrons near the posterior end. The long fuzzy legs have a variegated pattern of light and dark. Females are about 18 mm in length, males about 12 mm.
Habitat: Its range is the eastern United States and as far west as Utah south to Texas.
Illinois State Museum Collection
Photograph by Bryan McGee
Accession #: 165
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