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A fantastic close-up of one of the many variable (and often hard to correctly identify) wolf spiders of North America, as it hunts during the daytime on a hot springtime afternoon in the Rio Grande Valley in the Southern tip of Texas. I'm pretty sure this is the species known as Hogna antelucana, but it also might be Tigrosa annexa. Both live in the area and have so much variation between individuals that it is hard to tell the two apart. Anyway, I took a few macro shots of this one and let it go on its merry way.
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