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Hogna frondicola.jpg
Hogna frondicola (16 mm) from central North Carolina
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Lycosidae
Genus: Hogna
Simon, 1885[1]

Hogna is a genus of wolf spiders with more than 200 described species. It is found on all continents except Antarctica.

The typical eye pattern of the Hogna species: the width of the bottom row of eyes is slightly less than the width of the two largest eyes in the middle row.


Hogna lenta (16 millimeters). Skittish, easily startled and made threat displays. From 36° N 80° W.

Hogna carolinensis is among the largest spiders found in the United States; females may have a body length of from 22 mm (0.87 in) to 35 mm (1.4 in). The carapace of H. carolinensis is characterized by an overall dark brown coloration, usually without any patterned variations. Its abdomen has a slightly darker stripe down its center, and its ventral side is black. This spider typically dwells in a vertical tube dug into the ground that may reach as deep as eight inches.

Until 2012, Tigrosa helluo was included in Hogna as Hogna helluo.[2]

As of April 2016, the World Spider Catalog accepted the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Gen. Hogna Simon, 1885", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-21 
  2. ^ "Taxon details Tigrosa helluo Walckenaer, 1837", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-21