The species was orignally described by Keyserling (1877) from a male with its origin given as "Mittelamerika. Cuba". Its presence in Central America is expect to not be valid, and based solely on vague original labeling.
The origin and identity was discussed by Bryant (1940, p.281) in the section on later Cuban specimens therein identified as Arctosa "Lycosa" fusca (Keyserling 1877), which was equally listed as the vague "Mittelamerika. Cuba" in the same original paper. Bryant (1940) proposed that due to substantial colour variation in Cuban specimens therein identified as 'fusca', that it is "not improbable" that the original pale male described as 'badia' is the same Cuban species, in which case the name 'badia' has priority.
There is no indication from any such later author that either 'Hogna badia (Keyserling, 1877)' nor any other species originally listed by same original author with ""Mittelamerika" are actually from Central America.