What kind of spider is this?

Asked June 19, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

I collected this spider from my pool this morning. It was already dead. Is it a brown recluse spider?

Shiawassee County Michigan

3 Responses

It is definitely not a brown recluse. It looks like it might be a wolf spider with that diamond shaped marking on the abdomen.

Thank you. I thought it was dead when I was taking its picture but when I put it in a jar I noticed it se created something then later the legs contracted...so I'm sure it is dead now.

TO the extension folks, I answered this question days ago. My answer is above with the connotation that i already answered it.