What is this wolf spider carrying? Are these eggs?
Your female spider is carrying an egg sac, but we are not convinced she is a Wolf Spider. We think she is a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira, but without the often seen stripe running down the back. The band is sometimes absent. She will eventually construct a Nursery Web where she will place the egg sac and then remain to guard it. Wolf Spiders also exhibit maternal tendencies, but they drag the egg sac from silken threads attached to the spinnerettes and then carry the newly hatched spiderlings on their backs. Nursery Web Spiders carry the egg sac in the chelicerae, the mouthparts.