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Wolf Spider

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Common wolf spider carrying young on its abdomen. "Wolf spiders are unique in the way that they carry their eggs. The egg sac, a round silken globe, is attached to the spinnerets at the end of the abdomen, allowing the spider to carry her unborn young with her. The abdomen must be held in a raised position to keep the egg case from dragging on the ground, however despite this handicap they are still capable of hunting. Another aspect unique to wolf spiders is their method of infant care. Immediately after the spiderlings emerge from their protective silken case, they clamber up their mother's legs and crowd onto her abdomen [seen in this photograph]." Ref: Wikipedia

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cmcdivit
Spotted by
cmcdivit

Indianapolis city (balance), Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2011
Submitted on Aug 1, 2011

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