Hogna

Hogna genus of the wolf spider family has over 200 species, as recorded by the World Spider Catalog in 2016. Spiders of this genus are found worldwide excepting the continent of Antarctica.

Hogna Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis)Hogna adjacensHogna afghana
Hogna agadiraHogna albemarlensisHogna alexandria
Hogna alticepsHogna ammophilaHogna andreinii
Hogna angustaHogna antelucanaHogna antiguiana
Hogna archaeologicaHogna argentinensisHogna atramentata
Hogna auricomaHogna badiaHogna balearica
Hogna balianaHogna baltimorianaHogna bellatrix
Hogna benianaHogna bergsoeiHogna bhougavia
Hogna bicoloripesHogna bimaculataHogna biscoitoi
Hogna bivittataHogna bonifacioiHogna bottegoi
Hogna bowonglangiHogna brevitarsisHogna brunnea
Hogna brutaHogna burtiHogna canariana
Hogna carolinensisHogna chickeringiHogna cinica
Hogna coloradensisHogna colosiiHogna commota
Hogna conspersaHogna constrictaHogna cosquin
Hogna crispipesHogna dauanaHogna defucata
Hogna denisiHogna dewetiHogna diyari
Hogna dualaHogna efformataHogna electa
Hogna enecensHogna ericeticolaHogna espanola
Hogna estrixHogna etoshanaHogna exigua
Hogna exsiccatellaHogna felinaHogna ferocella
Hogna feroxHogna filicumHogna flava
Hogna forsteriHogna fraisseiHogna frondicola
Hogna furvaHogna furvescensHogna gabonensis
Hogna galapagoensisHogna graecaHogna gratiosa
Hogna grazianiiHogna gumiaHogna guttatula
Hogna hawaiiensisHogna heeriHogna hendrickxi
Hogna hereroanaHogna hibernalisHogna hickmani
Hogna himalayensisHogna hippasimorphaHogna idonea Roewer
Hogna indefinidaHogna inexorabilisHogna infulata
Hogna ingensHogna inhambaniaHogna inominata
Hogna inopsHogna insulanaHogna insularum
Hogna interritaHogna irascibilisHogna irumua
Hogna jacquesbreliHogna jiafuiHogna juanensis
Hogna juncoHogna kabweaHogna kankunda
Hogna karschiHogna kuyaniHogna labrea
Hogna lacertosaHogna lambarenensisHogna landanae
Hogna landanellaHogna lawrenceiHogna lenta
Hogna leprieuriHogna leucocephalaHogna levis
Hogna liberiacaHogna ligataHogna likelikeae
Hogna litigiosaHogna longitarsisHogna luctuosa
Hogna luederitziHogna lufiranaHogna lupina
Hogna maasiHogna mabwensisHogna maderiana
Hogna magnoseptaHogna maheanaHogna manicola
Hogna maroccanaHogna maruanaHogna massaiensis
Hogna massauanaHogna maurusiaHogna medellina
Hogna medicaHogna miamiHogna migdilybs
Hogna morosinaHogna munoiensisHogna nairobia
Hogna nefastaHogna nervosaHogna nigerrima
Hogna nigrichelisHogna nigrosectaHogna nimia
Hogna nonannulataHogna nychthemeraHogna oaxacana
Hogna ocellataHogna ocyalinaHogna optabilis
Hogna ornataHogna osceolaHogna otaviensis
Hogna pardalinaHogna parvagenitaliaHogna patens
Hogna patrickiHogna pauciguttataHogna persimilis
Hogna perspicuaHogna petersiHogna petiti
Hogna placataHogna planithoracisHogna posticata
Hogna principumHogna propriaHogna proterva
Hogna pseudoceratiolaHogna pseudoradiataHogna pulchella
Hogna pullaHogna pulloidesHogna radiata
Hogna raffrayiHogna reductaHogna reimoseri
Hogna rizaliHogna rubetraHogna rubromandibulata
Hogna rufimanoidesHogna ruricolarisHogna sanctithomasi
Hogna sanctivincentiiHogna sanisabelHogna sansibarensis
Hogna schmitziHogna schreineriHogna schultzei
Hogna senilisHogna simoniHogna simplex
Hogna sinaiaHogna snodgrassiHogna spenceri
Hogna sternalisHogna stictopygaHogna straeleni
Hogna subaustralisHogna subligataHogna subrufa
Hogna subtilisHogna suprenansHogna swakopmundensis
Hogna tantillaHogna ternetziHogna teteana
Hogna thetisHogna tiganaHogna timuqua
Hogna tiviorHogna tlaxcalanaHogna transvaalica
Hogna travassosiHogna truculentaHogna trunca
Hogna unicolorHogna vachoniHogna variolosa
Hogna ventrilineataHogna volxemiHogna vulpina
Hogna wallaceiHogna watsoniHogna willeyi
Hogna yauliensisHogna zorodesHogna zuluana

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Their size ranges from 0.87 to 4.7 inches (2.2 cm to 12 cm), females being larger than males.

Scientific Classification

Color: They are mostly brown with some specific patterns on the body, varying from one species to another.

Other Characteristic Features: Many have extensively long legs. A few of them, such as the Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis), have a dark stripe running through the center of their abdomen.
Eggs

Eggs

The round to oval eggs is kept and grown inside a silken sac.

Spiderlings

They stay with their mother initially but disperse to be on their own in a few weeks.

The Web

They do not spin webs but make burrows or dig deep down in the ground to construct tube-like structures.

Are Spiders of Hogna Genus Venomous

Their bite is not deadly and could just result in mild to moderate symptoms in some.

Quick Facts

Distribution East Africa, Mexico, Baleric Island, St. Helena, South Africa, Panama, US, Congo, Ethiopia, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Tasmania, Rwanda, Namibia
Habitat Burrows or forests
Diet Ant, grasshopper, cricket, lizard, and other spiders
Lifespan Approximately one year

Did You Know

  • Tigrosa helluo was a part of this genus till 2012, named Hogna helluo. Now, it belongs to the Tigrosa genus.
  • French naturalist Eugene Louis Simon developed this genus in 1885

Image Credits: naturdata.com

Hogna genus of the wolf spider family has over 200 species, as recorded by the World Spider Catalog in 2016. Spiders of this genus are found worldwide excepting the continent of Antarctica.

Hogna Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

Carolina Wolf (Hogna carolinensis)Hogna adjacensHogna afghana
Hogna agadiraHogna albemarlensisHogna alexandria
Hogna alticepsHogna ammophilaHogna andreinii
Hogna angustaHogna antelucanaHogna antiguiana
Hogna archaeologicaHogna argentinensisHogna atramentata
Hogna auricomaHogna badiaHogna balearica
Hogna balianaHogna baltimorianaHogna bellatrix
Hogna benianaHogna bergsoeiHogna bhougavia
Hogna bicoloripesHogna bimaculataHogna biscoitoi
Hogna bivittataHogna bonifacioiHogna bottegoi
Hogna bowonglangiHogna brevitarsisHogna brunnea
Hogna brutaHogna burtiHogna canariana
Hogna carolinensisHogna chickeringiHogna cinica
Hogna coloradensisHogna colosiiHogna commota
Hogna conspersaHogna constrictaHogna cosquin
Hogna crispipesHogna dauanaHogna defucata
Hogna denisiHogna dewetiHogna diyari
Hogna dualaHogna efformataHogna electa
Hogna enecensHogna ericeticolaHogna espanola
Hogna estrixHogna etoshanaHogna exigua
Hogna exsiccatellaHogna felinaHogna ferocella
Hogna feroxHogna filicumHogna flava
Hogna forsteriHogna fraisseiHogna frondicola
Hogna furvaHogna furvescensHogna gabonensis
Hogna galapagoensisHogna graecaHogna gratiosa
Hogna grazianiiHogna gumiaHogna guttatula
Hogna hawaiiensisHogna heeriHogna hendrickxi
Hogna hereroanaHogna hibernalisHogna hickmani
Hogna himalayensisHogna hippasimorphaHogna idonea Roewer
Hogna indefinidaHogna inexorabilisHogna infulata
Hogna ingensHogna inhambaniaHogna inominata
Hogna inopsHogna insulanaHogna insularum
Hogna interritaHogna irascibilisHogna irumua
Hogna jacquesbreliHogna jiafuiHogna juanensis
Hogna juncoHogna kabweaHogna kankunda
Hogna karschiHogna kuyaniHogna labrea
Hogna lacertosaHogna lambarenensisHogna landanae
Hogna landanellaHogna lawrenceiHogna lenta
Hogna leprieuriHogna leucocephalaHogna levis
Hogna liberiacaHogna ligataHogna likelikeae
Hogna litigiosaHogna longitarsisHogna luctuosa
Hogna luederitziHogna lufiranaHogna lupina
Hogna maasiHogna mabwensisHogna maderiana
Hogna magnoseptaHogna maheanaHogna manicola
Hogna maroccanaHogna maruanaHogna massaiensis
Hogna massauanaHogna maurusiaHogna medellina
Hogna medicaHogna miamiHogna migdilybs
Hogna morosinaHogna munoiensisHogna nairobia
Hogna nefastaHogna nervosaHogna nigerrima
Hogna nigrichelisHogna nigrosectaHogna nimia
Hogna nonannulataHogna nychthemeraHogna oaxacana
Hogna ocellataHogna ocyalinaHogna optabilis
Hogna ornataHogna osceolaHogna otaviensis
Hogna pardalinaHogna parvagenitaliaHogna patens
Hogna patrickiHogna pauciguttataHogna persimilis
Hogna perspicuaHogna petersiHogna petiti
Hogna placataHogna planithoracisHogna posticata
Hogna principumHogna propriaHogna proterva
Hogna pseudoceratiolaHogna pseudoradiataHogna pulchella
Hogna pullaHogna pulloidesHogna radiata
Hogna raffrayiHogna reductaHogna reimoseri
Hogna rizaliHogna rubetraHogna rubromandibulata
Hogna rufimanoidesHogna ruricolarisHogna sanctithomasi
Hogna sanctivincentiiHogna sanisabelHogna sansibarensis
Hogna schmitziHogna schreineriHogna schultzei
Hogna senilisHogna simoniHogna simplex
Hogna sinaiaHogna snodgrassiHogna spenceri
Hogna sternalisHogna stictopygaHogna straeleni
Hogna subaustralisHogna subligataHogna subrufa
Hogna subtilisHogna suprenansHogna swakopmundensis
Hogna tantillaHogna ternetziHogna teteana
Hogna thetisHogna tiganaHogna timuqua
Hogna tiviorHogna tlaxcalanaHogna transvaalica
Hogna travassosiHogna truculentaHogna trunca
Hogna unicolorHogna vachoniHogna variolosa
Hogna ventrilineataHogna volxemiHogna vulpina
Hogna wallaceiHogna watsoniHogna willeyi
Hogna yauliensisHogna zorodesHogna zuluana

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Their size ranges from 0.87 to 4.7 inches (2.2 cm to 12 cm), females being larger than males.

Color: They are mostly brown with some specific patterns on the body, varying from one species to another.

Other Characteristic Features: Many have extensively long legs. A few of them, such as the Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis), have a dark stripe running through the center of their abdomen.
Eggs

Eggs

The round to oval eggs is kept and grown inside a silken sac.

Spiderlings

They stay with their mother initially but disperse to be on their own in a few weeks.

The Web

They do not spin webs but make burrows or dig deep down in the ground to construct tube-like structures.

Are Spiders of Hogna Genus Venomous

Their bite is not deadly and could just result in mild to moderate symptoms in some.

Quick Facts

Distribution East Africa, Mexico, Baleric Island, St. Helena, South Africa, Panama, US, Congo, Ethiopia, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Tasmania, Rwanda, Namibia
Habitat Burrows or forests
Diet Ant, grasshopper, cricket, lizard, and other spiders
Lifespan Approximately one year

Did You Know

  • Tigrosa helluo was a part of this genus till 2012, named Hogna helluo. Now, it belongs to the Tigrosa genus.
  • French naturalist Eugene Louis Simon developed this genus in 1885

Image Credits: naturdata.com

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