Carolina Wolf Spider

South Carolina State Spider

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Carolina wolf spider

Carolina wolf spider photo by e_monk on Flickr; noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike.

Carolina Wolf Spider

South Carolina designated the Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) as the official state spider in 2000 due to the efforts of Skyler B. Hutto, a third grade student at Sheridan Elementary School in Orangeburg, SC.

The Carolina wolf spider is the largest North American wolf spider. South Carolina is the only state that recognizes a state spider.

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Images

Carolina wolf spider with moth prey; photo by e_monk on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Carolina wolf spider with moth prey

Carolina wolf spider carrying hatchlings on its abdomen; photo by Patrick Spurlock on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Carolina wolf spider carrying hatchlings on its abdomen

Videos

Mom wolf spider carrying 100s of spiderlings