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Wolf spider

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Species:
Unknown lycosid species
(similar to Lycosa ariadne - see notes below)
Family:
Lycosidae
Body length:
female: about 20-25 mm
male: about 19 mm
Habitat:
This species normally lives in a burrow in the ground
Toxicity:
Bites may cause mild illness
Unknown lycosid species

Note: The photo shown on this page is of a South Queensland lycosid that may not have been a mature specimen but that has surface markings similar to those of the Western Australian species shown on on the internet by Dr. Volker Framenau as being an unidentified species probably related to Lycosa ariadne. On this basis this Queensland species may also be related to Lycosa ariadne.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: A number of other lycosid species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 18 August 2010.