What spider is this?

Asked July 21, 2019, 2:37 PM EDT

I caught this Big spider with help of hairspray in my house yesterday in USA Maryland (East Coast). In picture It looks like having a long slim body with a sting. Today, in a Big jar it looks different in color and shape. I appreciate your help to solve what kind of spider this is.

Maryland possible wolf spider insect or spider id beneficial insects and pollinators

2 Responses

This looks like a beneficial, predatory type of wolf spider.
Wolf spiders are active hunters and do not construct webs. Some can be fairly large and have a frightening appearance. They do not attack humans even if they run across one’s hand or foot, but if handled or confined, they can give a sharp bite. The bite is not dangerous. Wolf spiders will wander indoors and are usually found in basements. Exclusion is the best way to keep them outdoors.
Please see the following information from our website,
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/predatory-spiders

Deb

Thank You dearly for your answer! Happy to hear!