Official State Spider of South Carolina
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 (South Carolina also designates an official state insect and a state butterfly). All State Insects
The Carolina wolf spider is the largest North American wolf spider. South Carolina is the only state that recognizes a spider as a state symbol.