Spider ID help

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by spinning, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Found this guy in Wakeman while camping off the Vermilion River.

    Looked for over two hours online trying to identify the species with no luck. Couldn't find anything that even looked close.

    This one was as big as my hand.

    Anybody seen one like this before? I'd love to know what species it is.

    EEKKK!!! [​IMG]
  2. Kinda looks like a wolf spider.

  3. That's kinda what I thought.....the way the legs are positioned and shaped..... but I've never seen a picture of any that color....they are usually are dark brown or black....this one was really fuzzy and had a big body with that fawn color. The picture does not do it justice!
  4. UFM82

    UFM82 The one others want to be

    And see if that was your beast. I found one on the back of my house one morning and it about flipped my wife out. The spider's legspan reached across 1 1/2 bricks. Nursery web spiders are easy to identify because they hold their legs in an "X" pattern when resting or waiting for prey. It was the largest spider I'd ever seen in Ohio- kind of like a slim tarantula. It was brown overall with reddish bands on the leg joints. Pretty neat spider and I managed to get a couple of pictures before O'Cedar made a mess of her. (Sorry nature lovers- wife really hates spiders.)