August 17th, 2009

Local Spider: Wolf Spider with Egg Sac

Local Spider: Wolf Spider with Egg Sac


Here's a mom wolf spider in my back yard, carrying her egg sac attached to her spinnerets. Her eye configuration leads me to conclude she is in the genus Pardosa. Spiders in this genus do not spin webs, preferring to hunt instead. They use their silk only for making an egg sac.





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