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Wolf Spider



I see these wolf spiders all the time in Aquatic Park, Berkeley. They are approx, 1 cm long and are black/brown. I do not know the specific species name.


Thistle plant in Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA.


Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word "λύκος" meaning "wolf". They are robust and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic hunters pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances. Some will wait for passing prey in or near the mouth of a burrow. Wikipedia

1 Species ID Suggestions

Drew b
Drew b 9 years ago
Looks like a wolf spider

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1 Comment

misako 9 years ago

Thank you for the ID Drew b!

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Berkeley, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 2, 2012
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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