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Rabid Wolf Spider (with spiderlings)

Rabidosa rabida


Large, brown and yellow Lycosid spider with a striped cephalothorax. This is a female carrying spiderlings on the dorsal side of her abdomen. The spiderlings will remain on their mother until they are mature enough for dispersal.


Porch near yard/open field.

No species ID suggestions


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 months ago

Love the way they all hide their faces.

flowntheloop 5 months ago

Thanks, Daniele! I just added it!

DanielePralong 5 months ago

Great spotting flowntheloop!
Please consider adding it to this mission:

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 months ago

Haha. I'm not usually skittish around spiders, but this kind might make me a bit twitchy ;P

flowntheloop 5 months ago

Thank you, Christine! My husband (who is not a fan of spiders) notified me of its presence outside and let me do my thing :D I was so happy to witness it!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 5 months ago

Nice find!

Plainville, Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.40, Long: -85.03

Spotted on Oct 3, 2017
Submitted on Oct 10, 2017

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