Yesterday, Dakota Today received a comment from Sandra Pyper asking for the name of the big spider in a 2011 Dakota Today post. I contacted SD Extension area office in Winner and they contacted their entomology specialist in Pierre. Today I received e-mail from Amanda Bachman, Phd with the name and info on the big spider. You can view her response and the original post at link below. Thanks to the Extension service for prompt response and information.
Also, Bachman provided this link to more info on the spider.
*** Stay tuned and note the big bad spider is less dangerous than a tiny mosquito carrying West Nile Disease-- Doug Wiken