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.

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.

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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