spider identification.

just curious what kind of spider this is. it's really big ,hopefully he or she will eat lots of bugs

  • Wolf spider

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  • tarantula

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Jamie P

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I was hoping to find out more about this spider. I found it very interesting and let it go on its way after I took the picture, I figured it was more benificial then dangerous. Thank you in advance for any help you may provide. If it helps I live in southwest missouri.
 

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Jamie P

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I was hoping to find out more about this spider. I found it very interesting and let it go on its way after I took the picture, I figured it was more benificial then dangerous. Thank you in advance for any help you may provide. If it helps I live in southwest missouri.
 

Jamie P

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This spider is much different then the wolf spider I posted before . Interest to note that he was found in almost the same place. I'm thinking surely this one is a tatantula?
 

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Draketeeth

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This spider is much different then the wolf spider I posted before . Interest to note that he was found in almost the same place. I'm thinking surely this one is a tatantula?
I'm gonna hazard a guess that's a trapdoor spider.
 

Ungoliant

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This spider is much different then the wolf spider I posted before . Interest to note that he was found in almost the same place. I'm thinking surely this one is a tatantula?
Cool find!

This is a male cork-lid trapdoor spider (family Ctenizidae, genus Ummidia) -- likely wandering in search of a mate.
 

Jamie P

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Cool find!

This is a male cork-lid trapdoor spider (family Ctenizidae, genus Ummidia) -- likely wandering in search of a mate.
Thank you, my wife and I had never seen a spider like that before! Like you said he wandered around the yard for a while before heading off into the woods by our house. It's really cool to know what he is.
 
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