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Beach Wolf Spider

Tetralycosa oraria

Description:

We found this spider hiding in its shallow hole in the path that leads up to the top of a sand dune in Coral Bay. I think it is a Wolf Spider.

Habitat:

Coastal dunes.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago
Beach Wolf Spider
Tetralycosa oraria Lycosidae, Wolf spiders


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7 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very nice first spotting on Noah - a belated welcome to the Project!

Welcome to Project kerry.vaneeden
Nice first spotting,congrats and thanks for sharing
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kerry.vaneeden
kerry.vaneeden 7 years ago

Thanks for the comments & help with the ID. I've bookmarked that site, it is very useful.

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago

I did some hunting and found a site that you may want to bookmark. It's a guide to spiders of Australia, and it includes photos!

http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/australian...

catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago

Hi Kerry! Great photos, I agree that it's a wolf spider. You can best identify them by eye arrangement - not body type. Just think, "Oh grandmother, what big eyes you have!" Wolf spiders have two very large eyes located at the front over four smaller eyes. They have two more big ones further back. Even if the spider is partially hidden, your pics show the eye arrangement really well!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vKWVPYOm_RM/UD...

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Oh, and welcome to the site :-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 7 years ago

Great spotting, Kerry. The peeping eyes are priceless.

kerry.vaneeden
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kerry.vaneeden

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Oct 17, 2014
Submitted on Nov 2, 2014

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