Hogna

Hogna 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 adjacens
  • Hogna afghana
  • Hogna agadira
  • Hogna albemarlensis
  • Hogna alexandria
  • Hogna alticeps
  • Hogna ammophila
  • Hogna andreinii
  • Hogna angusta
  • Hogna antelucana
  • Hogna antiguiana
  • Hogna archaeologica
  • Hogna argentinensis
  • Hogna atramentata
  • Hogna auricoma
  • Hogna badia
  • Hogna balearica
  • Hogna baliana
  • Hogna baltimoriana
  • Hogna bellatrix
  • Hogna beniana
  • Hogna bergsoei
  • Hogna bhougavia
  • Hogna bicoloripes
  • Hogna bimaculata
  • Hogna biscoitoi
  • Hogna bivittata
  • Hogna bonifacioi
  • Hogna bottegoi
  • Hogna bowonglangi
  • Hogna brevitarsis
  • Hogna brunnea
  • Hogna bruta
  • Hogna burti
  • Hogna canariana
  • Hogna carolinensis
  • Hogna chickeringi
  • Hogna cinica
  • Hogna coloradensis
  • Hogna colosii
  • Hogna commota
  • Hogna conspersa
  • Hogna constricta
  • Hogna cosquin
  • Hogna crispipes
  • Hogna dauana
  • Hogna defucata
  • Hogna denisi
  • Hogna deweti
  • Hogna diyari
  • Hogna duala
  • Hogna efformata
  • Hogna electa
  • Hogna enecens
  • Hogna ericeticola
  • Hogna espanola
  • Hogna estrix
  • Hogna etoshana
  • Hogna exigua
  • Hogna exsiccatella
  • Hogna felina
  • Hogna ferocella
  • Hogna ferox
  • Hogna filicum
  • Hogna flava
  • Hogna forsteri
  • Hogna fraissei
  • Hogna frondicola
  • Hogna furva
  • Hogna furvescens
  • Hogna gabonensis
  • Hogna galapagoensis
  • Hogna graeca
  • Hogna gratiosa
  • Hogna grazianii
  • Hogna gumia
  • Hogna guttatula
  • Hogna hawaiiensis
  • Hogna heeri
  • Hogna hendrickxi
  • Hogna hereroana
  • Hogna hibernalis
  • Hogna hickmani
  • Hogna himalayensis
  • Hogna hippasimorpha
  • Hogna idonea Roewer
  • Hogna indefinida
  • Hogna inexorabilis
  • Hogna infulata
  • Hogna ingens
  • Hogna inhambania
  • Hogna inominata
  • Hogna inops
  • Hogna insulana
  • Hogna insularum
  • Hogna interrita
  • Hogna irascibilis
  • Hogna irumua
  • Hogna jacquesbreli
  • Hogna jiafui
  • Hogna juanensis
  • Hogna junco
  • Hogna kabwea
  • Hogna kankunda
  • Hogna karschi
  • Hogna kuyani
  • Hogna labrea
  • Hogna lacertosa
  • Hogna lambarenensis
  • Hogna landanae
  • Hogna landanella
  • Hogna lawrencei
  • Hogna lenta
  • Hogna leprieuri
  • Hogna leucocephala
  • Hogna levis
  • Hogna liberiaca
  • Hogna ligata
  • Hogna likelikeae
  • Hogna litigiosa
  • Hogna longitarsis
  • Hogna luctuosa
  • Hogna luederitzi
  • Hogna lufirana
  • Hogna lupina
  • Hogna maasi
  • Hogna mabwensis
  • Hogna maderiana
  • Hogna magnosepta
  • Hogna maheana
  • Hogna manicola
  • Hogna maroccana
  • Hogna maruana
  • Hogna massaiensis
  • Hogna massauana
  • Hogna maurusia
  • Hogna medellina
  • Hogna medica
  • Hogna miami
  • Hogna migdilybs
  • Hogna morosina
  • Hogna munoiensis
  • Hogna nairobia
  • Hogna nefasta
  • Hogna nervosa
  • Hogna nigerrima
  • Hogna nigrichelis
  • Hogna nigrosecta
  • Hogna nimia
  • Hogna nonannulata
  • Hogna nychthemera
  • Hogna oaxacana
  • Hogna ocellata
  • Hogna ocyalina
  • Hogna optabilis
  • Hogna ornata
  • Hogna osceola
  • Hogna otaviensis
  • Hogna pardalina
  • Hogna parvagenitalia
  • Hogna patens
  • Hogna patricki
  • Hogna pauciguttata
  • Hogna persimilis
  • Hogna perspicua
  • Hogna petersi
  • Hogna petiti
  • Hogna placata
  • Hogna planithoracis
  • Hogna posticata
  • Hogna principum
  • Hogna propria
  • Hogna proterva
  • Hogna pseudoceratiola
  • Hogna pseudoradiata
  • Hogna pulchella
  • Hogna pulla
  • Hogna pulloides
  • Hogna radiata
  • Hogna raffrayi
  • Hogna reducta
  • Hogna reimoseri
  • Hogna rizali
  • Hogna rubetra
  • Hogna rubromandibulata
  • Hogna rufimanoides
  • Hogna ruricolaris
  • Hogna sanctithomasi
  • Hogna sanctivincentii
  • Hogna sanisabel
  • Hogna sansibarensis
  • Hogna schmitzi
  • Hogna schreineri
  • Hogna schultzei
  • Hogna senilis
  • Hogna simoni
  • Hogna simplex
  • Hogna sinaia
  • Hogna snodgrassi
  • Hogna spenceri
  • Hogna sternalis
  • Hogna stictopyga
  • Hogna straeleni
  • Hogna subaustralis
  • Hogna subligata
  • Hogna subrufa
  • Hogna subtilis
  • Hogna suprenans
  • Hogna swakopmundensis
  • Hogna tantilla
  • Hogna ternetzi
  • Hogna teteana
  • Hogna thetis
  • Hogna tigana
  • Hogna timuqua
  • Hogna tivior
  • Hogna tlaxcalana
  • Hogna transvaalica
  • Hogna travassosi
  • Hogna truculenta
  • Hogna trunca
  • Hogna unicolor
  • Hogna vachoni
  • Hogna variolosa
  • Hogna ventrilineata
  • Hogna volxemi
  • Hogna vulpina
  • Hogna wallacei
  • Hogna watsoni
  • Hogna willeyi
  • Hogna yauliensis
  • Hogna zorodes
  • Hogna 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

The round to oval eggs remain encased within a silken sac, where they grow and get ready for hatching.

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 then. Now, it belongs to the Tigrosa genus.
  • French naturalist Eugene Louis Simon developed this genus in 1885

Image Credits: naturdata.com

Hogna 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 adjacens
  • Hogna afghana
  • Hogna agadira
  • Hogna albemarlensis
  • Hogna alexandria
  • Hogna alticeps
  • Hogna ammophila
  • Hogna andreinii
  • Hogna angusta
  • Hogna antelucana
  • Hogna antiguiana
  • Hogna archaeologica
  • Hogna argentinensis
  • Hogna atramentata
  • Hogna auricoma
  • Hogna badia
  • Hogna balearica
  • Hogna baliana
  • Hogna baltimoriana
  • Hogna bellatrix
  • Hogna beniana
  • Hogna bergsoei
  • Hogna bhougavia
  • Hogna bicoloripes
  • Hogna bimaculata
  • Hogna biscoitoi
  • Hogna bivittata
  • Hogna bonifacioi
  • Hogna bottegoi
  • Hogna bowonglangi
  • Hogna brevitarsis
  • Hogna brunnea
  • Hogna bruta
  • Hogna burti
  • Hogna canariana
  • Hogna carolinensis
  • Hogna chickeringi
  • Hogna cinica
  • Hogna coloradensis
  • Hogna colosii
  • Hogna commota
  • Hogna conspersa
  • Hogna constricta
  • Hogna cosquin
  • Hogna crispipes
  • Hogna dauana
  • Hogna defucata
  • Hogna denisi
  • Hogna deweti
  • Hogna diyari
  • Hogna duala
  • Hogna efformata
  • Hogna electa
  • Hogna enecens
  • Hogna ericeticola
  • Hogna espanola
  • Hogna estrix
  • Hogna etoshana
  • Hogna exigua
  • Hogna exsiccatella
  • Hogna felina
  • Hogna ferocella
  • Hogna ferox
  • Hogna filicum
  • Hogna flava
  • Hogna forsteri
  • Hogna fraissei
  • Hogna frondicola
  • Hogna furva
  • Hogna furvescens
  • Hogna gabonensis
  • Hogna galapagoensis
  • Hogna graeca
  • Hogna gratiosa
  • Hogna grazianii
  • Hogna gumia
  • Hogna guttatula
  • Hogna hawaiiensis
  • Hogna heeri
  • Hogna hendrickxi
  • Hogna hereroana
  • Hogna hibernalis
  • Hogna hickmani
  • Hogna himalayensis
  • Hogna hippasimorpha
  • Hogna idonea Roewer
  • Hogna indefinida
  • Hogna inexorabilis
  • Hogna infulata
  • Hogna ingens
  • Hogna inhambania
  • Hogna inominata
  • Hogna inops
  • Hogna insulana
  • Hogna insularum
  • Hogna interrita
  • Hogna irascibilis
  • Hogna irumua
  • Hogna jacquesbreli
  • Hogna jiafui
  • Hogna juanensis
  • Hogna junco
  • Hogna kabwea
  • Hogna kankunda
  • Hogna karschi
  • Hogna kuyani
  • Hogna labrea
  • Hogna lacertosa
  • Hogna lambarenensis
  • Hogna landanae
  • Hogna landanella
  • Hogna lawrencei
  • Hogna lenta
  • Hogna leprieuri
  • Hogna leucocephala
  • Hogna levis
  • Hogna liberiaca
  • Hogna ligata
  • Hogna likelikeae
  • Hogna litigiosa
  • Hogna longitarsis
  • Hogna luctuosa
  • Hogna luederitzi
  • Hogna lufirana
  • Hogna lupina
  • Hogna maasi
  • Hogna mabwensis
  • Hogna maderiana
  • Hogna magnosepta
  • Hogna maheana
  • Hogna manicola
  • Hogna maroccana
  • Hogna maruana
  • Hogna massaiensis
  • Hogna massauana
  • Hogna maurusia
  • Hogna medellina
  • Hogna medica
  • Hogna miami
  • Hogna migdilybs
  • Hogna morosina
  • Hogna munoiensis
  • Hogna nairobia
  • Hogna nefasta
  • Hogna nervosa
  • Hogna nigerrima
  • Hogna nigrichelis
  • Hogna nigrosecta
  • Hogna nimia
  • Hogna nonannulata
  • Hogna nychthemera
  • Hogna oaxacana
  • Hogna ocellata
  • Hogna ocyalina
  • Hogna optabilis
  • Hogna ornata
  • Hogna osceola
  • Hogna otaviensis
  • Hogna pardalina
  • Hogna parvagenitalia
  • Hogna patens
  • Hogna patricki
  • Hogna pauciguttata
  • Hogna persimilis
  • Hogna perspicua
  • Hogna petersi
  • Hogna petiti
  • Hogna placata
  • Hogna planithoracis
  • Hogna posticata
  • Hogna principum
  • Hogna propria
  • Hogna proterva
  • Hogna pseudoceratiola
  • Hogna pseudoradiata
  • Hogna pulchella
  • Hogna pulla
  • Hogna pulloides
  • Hogna radiata
  • Hogna raffrayi
  • Hogna reducta
  • Hogna reimoseri
  • Hogna rizali
  • Hogna rubetra
  • Hogna rubromandibulata
  • Hogna rufimanoides
  • Hogna ruricolaris
  • Hogna sanctithomasi
  • Hogna sanctivincentii
  • Hogna sanisabel
  • Hogna sansibarensis
  • Hogna schmitzi
  • Hogna schreineri
  • Hogna schultzei
  • Hogna senilis
  • Hogna simoni
  • Hogna simplex
  • Hogna sinaia
  • Hogna snodgrassi
  • Hogna spenceri
  • Hogna sternalis
  • Hogna stictopyga
  • Hogna straeleni
  • Hogna subaustralis
  • Hogna subligata
  • Hogna subrufa
  • Hogna subtilis
  • Hogna suprenans
  • Hogna swakopmundensis
  • Hogna tantilla
  • Hogna ternetzi
  • Hogna teteana
  • Hogna thetis
  • Hogna tigana
  • Hogna timuqua
  • Hogna tivior
  • Hogna tlaxcalana
  • Hogna transvaalica
  • Hogna travassosi
  • Hogna truculenta
  • Hogna trunca
  • Hogna unicolor
  • Hogna vachoni
  • Hogna variolosa
  • Hogna ventrilineata
  • Hogna volxemi
  • Hogna vulpina
  • Hogna wallacei
  • Hogna watsoni
  • Hogna willeyi
  • Hogna yauliensis
  • Hogna zorodes
  • Hogna 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

The round to oval eggs remain encased within a silken sac, where they grow and get ready for hatching.

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 then. 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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