Carolina Wolf Spider Rediscovered in Southern Ohio

Aug. 15, 2014

Join Jim McCormac as he describes the rediscovery of the Carolina Wolf Spider at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve in Adams County on Saturday, August 9th.    Photo by Jim McCormac

Jim documents the discovery in his blog Ohio Birds and Biodiversity:

"We had rediscovered the Carolina Wolf Spider, Hogna carolinensis, which had not been seen in Ohio for over 60 years. At one time, going back nearly a century, this was considered a common wolf spider in Ohio. Spider expert Richard Bradley (CLICK HERE to see his excellent new book) believes that it could not cope with intensive agriculture and other habitat alterations, and thus disappeared from much of its former range."

Big as your palm, Carolina wolf spider found in Ohio

By The Columbus Dispatch  •