Big boy spider #656624 - Ask Extension


Big boy spider #656624

Asked June 26, 2020, 9:07 PM EDT

Came across this big ole spider in my garden. Scared the crap outta me just curious what species it is?

Lackawanna County Pennsylvania

Expert Response

This appears to be a nursery web spider. See:

for more background on this spider.  Related to wolf spiders who also catch their prey.
Thanks, G.

Gregory Martin Replied June 29, 2020, 10:45 AM EDT

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