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More lovely spiders from Bucks County, PA…
Hello again, Sir Bugman.
Here is what we have researched to be a species of Wolf spider. This superspider went scurrying across our living room floor, pursued by our three insectivore cats. We got to it before the felines could snack on him. We though he was a mouse at first! This spider was enormous! We managed to capture it in a big tupperware for photography and release. We let it go out behind our house, so it could continue ridding our backyard of insect pests and the stray small dog…
David

Hi David,
Gorgeous image of a Rabid Wolf Spider, Lycosa rabida. This beautiful spider is harmless, but greatly feared, hence the name rabid. According to a legend, the only way to cure the bite of its close European relative is to dance the tarentella, a wild Italian dance.

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