Spiders in the Ctenidae family resemble wolf spiders, but are not the same.
Wandering spiders are active hunters, not web-spinners and attack their prey. They live in burrows on the ground or on plants.
They are primarliy found in warmer, tropical climates. Most Wandering spiders found in North America were imported on tropical fruits, like bananas.
Common name: Southeastern Wandering Spider
Scientific Name: Anahita punctulata
Adult Size (Length): 5mm to 40mm (0.20in to 1.57in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: brown; tan; ivory; white
General Description: large
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
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