Spider ID please!

Asked June 1, 2017, 3:58 AM EDT

I have these spiders all over in my greenhouse in the dirt. I have seen them when disturbed scurry into a hole in the dirt of my raised bed. They are also not very aggressive, while digging I roll them over quite often and they just lay there for a few moments then scurry away. I would like to know if they can bite, as they are where I dig around often. Also if they are venomous. Thank you so much!! Amanda.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Alaska spiders

1 Response

This appears to be a wolf spider. They are effective insect hunters in the garden. Please see #7 in online document below.

https://www.uaf.edu/files/ces/publications-db/catalog/anr/PMC-10075.pdf