Caption: A Kaua'i cave wolf spider
with spiderlings on its back.
Researchers eventually fingered predatory wolf spiders
were sparse in the floodplain forest samples, most (80 percent) being one small species, Pirata alachuus.
Cannibalism accounts for approximately 5% of the prey items in the diet of fishing spiders (Zimmerman and Spence 1989) and cannibalism has been estimated at 10%-20% for other wolf spider
species (Edgar, 1969; Hallander, 1970; Yeargan, 1975).
predator avoidance tactics and survival in the presence of diet-associated predator cues (Araneae: Lycosidae).
DEADLY HUNTER: A wolf spider
pounces then devours its prey
The female hunting spiders, such as the wolf spider
, carry a large egg sac around under their abdomen wherever they go and, once hatched, the young cling on and are carried everywhere for weeks, operating nocturnally, they hunt crawling insects relying on their own speed and size to gain their prey.
These were the ones that covered the Black Widow Spider, the Funnel Web Spider, the Bolas Spider, the Brown Recluse Spider, the Water Spider, the Nursery Web Spider, the Wolf Spider
, the Purse Web Spider, the Orb Weaver Spider, the Crab Spider, and the Tarantula.
A study of Southern wolf spider
populations was performed in order to determine if there were any possible differences between their ecology and the ecology of wolf spiders
studied in the northern United States, and also to determine if a recent forest fire had any effect on the wolf spider
population of a pine plantation.
Arctosa sanctaerosae (Gertsch and Wallace, 1935) is a North American wolf spider
that inhabits sandy beaches of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The costumes by Kitty Daly included a magnificent wolf spider
and a gigantic, godlike bird that loomed magically over the stage as three dancers in swings moved to the thump of Indian drumming.
Allowing an occasional wolf spider
and/or common skink lizard to take up residence will keep roaches at bay.
Nearctic species of the wolf spider
genus Trochosa (Araneae: Lycosidae).
Geolycosa grandis (Banks 1894) is a large wolf spider
found throughout the north central Great Plains of North America.
The Influence of the Age of Silk on Courtship Behavior in the Wolf Spider