Wolf Spiders (Lycosidae)

Wolf spiders may be as small as 2 mm or as large as 35 mm. They are mostly cursorial hunters, although some are ambush predators, and the genus Sossipus makes a sheet web. One pair of eyes is greatly enlarged, and will conspicuously reflect light from a flashlight or headlamp. Females will carry their eggsacs on their spinnerets, and after the spiderlings hatch they will ride on their mother's back.


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2006 Joyce Gross
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2007 Cirrus Digital Imaging
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Jo-Ann Ordano 2004 California Academy of Sciences

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