Wolf Spider - Female - Lycosidae Family

MotherNature

Green Lane, United States

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Wolf spider is a general term for a group of spiders who generally don’t build capture webs but rather hunt for prey. They will pounce on an unsuspecting bug, or wait in ambush from a burrow of sheltering location. They may even chase a meal for a short way.

Their eyesight is amazingly sharp, and two of the eight eyes are very large.

The egg sacs are usually carried on the spinnerets (where the silk comes out) until the spiderlings are ready to hatch. Often the babies will crawl up on their mother’s back and get a ride until they can face the world on their own.

This is a wide group of spiders and their habits, size, coloring, and favored environments are different. I don’t know which species this female might be.

The picture was taken in Green Lane, PA, on May 5, 2011, in an open hardwood forest.

For more information, go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_spider

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