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Wolf Spider

By Anders Nielsen, Ph.d.

The wolf spider belongs to the Lycosidae family and consists of several species. The one described here is the Lycosidae godeffroyi. This wolf spider is typically found in suburban areas of Australia and is commonly known as the garden wolf spider.

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An Effective Wandering Spider

The godeffroyi wolf spider is a wanderer, and from time to time it builds small burrows; otherwiseit resides in open vegetation. It's a very robust and agile spider. It is able to hunt in the open, and it locates its prey by sight. Eyes of all wolf spiders are arranged in three rows, and this makes up the first line of identification when looking at a spider suspected to be a wolf spider.

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For healthy people, a bite from a wolf spider isn't deadly. A bite causes local itching and, in rare cases, swelling and dizziness. For safety reasons, it is best to seek medical treatment following a bite from a wolf spider.

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One of the characteristics of wolf spider is that females carry their egg sacs with them. When new spiderlings hatch, they will stay with their mother for a period of time sitting on her back. Until they change skin for the first time, they will sit on their mother’s abdomen.

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