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This huge spider is made even bigger with all her young that she’ll carry and watch over till they’re large enuf to survive on their own.
A member of the Wolf Spider family…she allowed me to photographer her 3 times then moved on to better locations.
How to tell a Wolf at night:
Shine a flashlight outside…if it’s eyes glow green? It’s a wolf spider. In North America, we have over 200 species of this spider family. Only 1 known genus actually makes a web…the rest burrow or hunt.
Found in NE Kansas only a few inches from a beautiful Pandor Sphynx moth caterpillar 9/17/10


  • MischaC
    MischaCover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture, Carla! Almost looks like a funny hairdo :)

  • giving me goose bumps……remember a story I heard in high school about a woman with a big hair-do that complained of headaches?
    ended up she had a nest of spiders hidden in there that were biting her scalp

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    Ooo, that’s kind of icky but fascinating and a great shot!!

  • lol….I was almost ok till she moved……lol thanx!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Tarolino
    Tarolinoover 4 years ago

    Incredible macro. I am in awe completely.

  • they really should call these the Good Mother spiders……
    Females actually lay a large nest egg…attach it to their polyps…..then carry it till they hatch…..where they THEN crawl onto her back and feed as they grow till big enuf to move away on their own.
    Just amazing things…..

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    I think this is a wood spider? This would be awesome though to see too.

  • Teresa Young
    Teresa Youngover 4 years ago

    This is disgusting! lol Great shot!

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