Funnel Weaving Grass Spider
Beedrill

Funnel Weaving Grass Spider

Found a "huge" (2-3 inches) funnel weaving Wolf Spider (I think) that has taken up residence in my windowsill. Unfortunately he/she cannot stay, but I was thinking about adopting it, but I'm not sure yet. Either way, very pretty spider and a very cool web!
Yeah I kinda wanted to second guess myself when I was posting, but decided to commit to my initial guess. I tried to get a good look at his eyes when I was taking the pictures, but as usual, the moment I leaned in close it bolted down the entrance to its lair. I thought I was seeing the large forward facing eyes that are indicative to Wolf Spiders, but I just couldn't make it out based on the crappy iPhone picture. I went with Wolf Spider based on shear size, since I never see grass spiders this large in our area. Hopefully I can get some nice close ups when I go to relocate it later on.
 
@Beedrill based on the markings and spinnerets that's an agelenopsis
As far as I know grass spiders are far larger than sosippus which are the wolf spiders that web
 
i've been duped by them before, thought i found a wolf spider but it was in fact just a grass spider

the key is to look out for those long spinnerets
 

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Apple iPhone 5s
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ƒ/2.2
Focal length
4.2 mm
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1/30
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80
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Off, did not fire
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IMG_4323.JPG
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Date taken
Mon, 18 June 2018 7:59 PM
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