Wolf Man

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Punxsutawney, United States

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June 2012
Pennsylvania
Carl found this monster in our house yesterday and he’s terrified of spiders. After seeing this one, I can’t blame him. The body was about an inch long in length. All I can think of is it crawling on me in bed!!!
Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Greek word “lycosa” meaning “wolf”. Their namesake, their method of hunting is to run down their prey. They are robust and agile hunters that rely on good eyesight.
There are over 200 species of Lycosidae in North America, ranging in size from 3 – 35mm. They have eight eyes arranged in three rows. The bottom row consists of four small eyes, the middle row has two very large eyes (which distinguishes them from the Pisauridae), and the top row has two medium-sized eyes that face the side.


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