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Wolf Spider


Found this little female wolf spider in my garden about a week ago. Her babies started hatching on May 16, 2012.


Wolf spiders can be found in a wide range of habitats both coastal and inland. These include shrublands, woodland, wet coastal forest, alpine meadows, and suburban gardens. Spiderlings disperse aerially and consequently wolf spiders have wide distributions. Although some species have very specific microhabitat needs (such as stream-side gravel beds or montane herb-fields) most are wanderers without permanent homes. Some build burrows which can be opened or have a trapdoor. Arid zone species construct turrets or plug their holes with leaves and pebbles during the rainy season to protect themselves from flood waters.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Kathy...your this spottings is really great for me encouraged to form a important Mission...

KarenL 10 years ago

Great spot! You can actually see one of the spiderlings on her leg in the first photo!
I have ticked the "help me ID this species" box for you so the community can look for the exact species of wolf spider for you.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Lovely spotting Kathy...!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

What a similar behavior find in Whip Scorpion and this Spider... they are really Great Mommas....

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Very nice. This can also go into the Animals of NC mission as well as the global International Spider Survey mission

Atul 10 years ago

Stunning capture Kathy!
firstly welcome to project noah !
apt for the mission Brooding behavior in insects another invertebrates

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Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Spotted on May 17, 2012
Submitted on May 18, 2012

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