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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
wolf spider

Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word "λύκος" meaning "wolf". They are robust and agile hunters with excellent eyesight. They live mostly in solitude and hunt alone, and do not spin webs. Some are opportunistic hunters pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances. Some will wait for passing prey in or near the mouth of a burrow. Wolf spiders resemble nursery web spiders (family Pisauridae), but wolf spiders carry their egg sacs by attaching them to their spinnerets..

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Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Qatif, Saudi Arabia
Copyright: © Mofeed Abu Shalwa