Unidentified spider, looks cool

TheSpiderChick

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Trochosa terricola
It's my understanding that Trochosa terricola and Trochosa ruricola are pretty indistinguishable from each other in a dorsal view photo. I am no expert on these, but that's what I've heard from others who've worked with the descriptions.
 

BCscorp

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Location is south Vancouver Island.
Ill find some other species to photo.
 

BCscorp

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Todays find, good size one Id say.
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pannaking22

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Looks good for Eratigena atrica, which is the newish name for the giant house spider.
 

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I'm looking into it.
Anybody out there have an idea of the species?
edit: I think its the invasive European Giant House spider.
Likely Eratigena atrica, but a ventral shot would confirm the species. (Eratigena agrestis can look similar.)

Both are native to Europe, but they aren't medically significant despite the B.S. about hobo spiders.
 

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Likely Eratigena atrica, but a ventral shot would confirm the species. (Eratigena agrestis can look similar.)

Both are native to Europe, but they aren't medically significant despite the B.S. about hobo spiders.
Thank you for the info. I will try to get a ventral pic next week. Theres plenty of specimens there.
 
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