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spider ID please? #389529 - Ask Extension


spider ID please? #389529

Asked March 21, 2017, 9:34 AM EDT

Found this one in my sunroom today.

Montgomery County Maryland

Expert Response

Looks like a male wolf spider.  The "boxing gloves" on its front identify it as male and are useful during mating to hold onto the female and intimidate other males. This is a good guy and should be escorted outside. (Sweep into a trash can and dump outside.) Spiders are beneficial insects that eat many pest insects. 


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