Water Spider ID

BobBarley

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Found in San Joaquin County, California. About 2" legspan, and found at the edge of a river. I saw at least a dozen, including small mature males that had more black markings on its carapace. All of them were quick to run across the water to get away from me.

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Sorry for the bad photos, I was in a hurry and I did not collect it.
 

Ungoliant

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Found in San Joaquin County, California. About 2" legspan, and found at the edge of a river. I saw at least a dozen, including small mature males that had more black markings on its carapace. All of them were quick to run across the water to get away from me.
A wolf spider (Lycosidae). Compare with Arctosa littoralis.
 

Smokehound714

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Arctosa littoralis is 100% correct. they are very neat spiders. found pretty much anywhere with moist sandy areas
 

BobBarley

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A wolf spider (Lycosidae). Compare with Arctosa littoralis.
Arctosa littoralis is 100% correct. they are very neat spiders. found pretty much anywhere with moist sandy areas
Awesome, thanks you guys! Lol, our resident spider ID'ers. :astonished: And now that you mention it, yes that habitat is usually sandy, however this year the river has gotten higher and now the shore is just muddy.
 

Stugy

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Awesome! I didn't know there were any somewhat large size spiders in the area. I wish my parent's were more willing to drive me to places for some bug hunting. Just a couple of years left to get my driver's license (i can get a permit at this point but I still need a person with a license to be with me so what's the point?)
 

BobBarley

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Awesome! I didn't know there were any somewhat large size spiders in the area. I wish my parent's were more willing to drive me to places for some bug hunting. Just a couple of years left to get my driver's license (i can get a permit at this point but I still need a person with a license to be with me so what's the point?)
Man you live in SoCal... There should be tons of large spiders around you lol! Just look for suitable habitats.
 
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