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Rogersville, TN - The body is 1.5 inches long.  From the furthest tip of leg to the opposite tip of leg was 4 inches. I looked up wolf spider but it says that their body length are about  is much smaller.

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The body is 1.5 inches long. From the furthest tip of leg to the opposite tip of leg was 4 inches. I looked up wolf spider but it says that their body length are about is much smaller.

Picture posted on Jul 17 '09

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Shamble

Johnson City, TN

#1 Jul 17, 2009
The round object in there is a quarter to show the size of this scary spider. The body on it measured 1 1/2" and the leg span is 4" from tip to opposite tip. I have shown it to some people I work with and they have never seen one like it. I have done some research on it and the closest was a wolf spider but the book says its body was 7/8" long and the markings are not quite the same. I found this in my basement last week and yesterday while mowing I found a female with an egg sack. I am worried they may be poisonous and I have 2 little kids playing outside daily.
Thanks,
Shamble
Shamble

Johnson City, TN

#2 Jul 17, 2009
This was supposed to have a pic attached, maybe once it is approved it will be on here.
Shamble

Johnson City, TN

#3 Jul 18, 2009
anyone?
I Bet

AOL

#4 Jul 18, 2009
My guess is it's a wolf spider. Some are black some are brown. The are not poisonous as far as I know but they can be toxic to some people. They have a painful bite. If it is a fiddle back spider or brown recluse those can be poisonous. They come in from the fields when it rains and go in doors, to dark corners or under beds, furniture. Regardless of what kind it is, I'd still spray the inside and outside with a good pesticide. Make sure the kids and pets do not get near the pesticide until it is fully dried. Remember to spray inside for bugs around the base boards and thresholds before you spray the outside of the house or you'll just run the critters inside.
Shamble

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jul 18, 2009
Shamble wrote:
anyone?
Thank you for your response. We, too thought it was a wolf spider, but the size is almost double than what I have researched. The markings do slightly resemble them too. This must be a giant variety..lol..I'll get some industrial size spray and will do as you directed. Thank you again!

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