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Spider: Wolf

Unread post by Raxephion » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:52 pm

We've caught several of these over the last few days in the house. They have all the characteristics of sac spiders, ie: the agressiveness, the very black mouth parts, the elongated 2 front legs etc. These ones are all tiny, no bigger than a 1 cent coin, and not the usual fawn/yellowish colour of normal sac spiders. However, I think these may be juveniles? It's missing 2 legs though.





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Re: Spider ID -Sac Spider or NOT

Unread post by ScorpionKing » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:26 pm

Hi Folks

It's not a Sac Spider (most common species is Cheiracanthium furculatum). It's either a Wolf spider (Lycosidae sp.) or one of the Nursary Web spiders (Cispius sp). I'd go with the Wolf Spider.

I can see that it's not a Sac spider but the photos are not clear enough for a positive ID. Where are you in Southern Africa? Where do you find the spiders (In bathroom at night?) During what kind of weather do you find them in your house.

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Re: Spider: Wolf

Unread post by JenB » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:27 am

Wolf Spider with her brood on her back.
Looks more like a bad hair day or an updo gone wrong. :lol:

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Re: Spider: Wolf

Unread post by arks » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:04 pm

WoW :big_eyes: What a fabulous photo and fascinating gogga! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Spider: Wolf

Unread post by saraf » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:20 pm

Great spot Jen. So interesting with the family on her back.
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