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Dark Wolf Spider

Tigrosa georgicola

Description:

Lycosid spider with a median stripe on its carapace. Dark bands present on the upper femora. Tigrosa is a genus of wolf spiders within the Lycosidae family in North America. The genus name refers to the tiger-like patterning and fierceness of the species within it. Lycosids are typically solitary hunters and do not spin webs. They have have excellent eyesight and a fantastic sense of touch. Lycosids are capable of injecting venom (usually if provoked).

Habitat:

Crawling on a pile of wood (mostly pine) in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in Northwest Georgia (Gordon County), US.


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Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Sep 10, 2017
Submitted on Dec 30, 2017

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