Wolf Spiders

Family Lycosidae

I was walking my property one night with my headlamp attached to my forehead looking for whatever may be crawling around, when I noticed hundreds maybe thousands of flickering lights.  Little shining stars appeared to be all over the grass.  I knew what is was, having experienced this many times, however never with these numbers.  That's right, Wolf spiders everywhere.  Most were an inch or less, however I did see a few larger ones...awesome!

Wolf spiders are a diverse group and can be found most anywhere, including your house.  Rest easy though, they normally can't live for more than a day or so inside.  If you see one in your home, it's there by accident.  Just sweep it out.

Wolf Spiders Photo Gallery

Carolina Wolf Spider (Hogna carolinensis)2

©Daniel D. Dye 2016