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Wolf Spider - probably immature or female I&#039;m pretty sure this is a wolf spider, but there are quite a few different species, so it may be some time before I can positively ID her. - Update - I&#039;m pretty sure this is an alopecosa kochi. It could be a female, but for a wolf spider it was still quite small, and this early in the year I&#039;d guess it&#039;s still immature.<br />
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Wolf Spider - probably immature or female

I'm pretty sure this is a wolf spider, but there are quite a few different species, so it may be some time before I can positively ID her. - Update - I'm pretty sure this is an alopecosa kochi. It could be a female, but for a wolf spider it was still quite small, and this early in the year I'd guess it's still immature.

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  1. Understandable, they are a hard category to identify indeed. Posted 5 years ago
    1. I think it may be alopecosa kochi or alopecosa aculeata http://bugguide.net/node/view/6924/tree
      edit - I found a reference from the Burke Museum that says kochi is common in eastern WA and arculeata is rare, (and the differences are microscopic!) so I think I'm willing to say it's alopecosa kochi - cool.. didn't figure I'd ID this one, and at least not nearly this quickly
      Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
      1. Excellent, thank you for the persistence. Posted 5 years ago

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Alopecosa kochi is a wolf spider in the Alopecosa genus.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Mar 23, 2015. Captured Mar 22, 2015 15:23 in National Forest Development Road 5215, Wenatchee, WA 98801, USA.
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