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Subject: shy spider strikes a pose!
Location: West central Texas
May 18, 2013 7:09 am
This little lady was playing peek-a-boo with me as the sun came up this morning. From what I’ve found online, she has to be a scrub burrowing wolf spider, but I couldn’t find any pics online that looked quite like her. As far as I could tell, her body was smooth, legs hairy, dark brown except for some of the top of her abdomen which was cream colored.
I managed to fend off my cat and get a series of pics as she came out of hiding. Made my day!
Signature: DeeJay, the bug nerd

Burrowing Wolf Spider

Burrowing Wolf Spider

Dear DeeJay,
Thanks for sending us your photos of a Burrowing Wolf Spider, most likely a member of the genus Geolycosa.  Your photos really illustrate the burrowing habits.

Burrowing Wolf Spider

Burrowing Wolf Spider

Burrowing Wolf Spider

Burrowing Wolf Spider

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Texas

2 Responses to Burrowing Wolf Spider

  1. We have these – they are so cool! I love the jumping spiders that are as big as tarantulas, too. I always thought Arachne had the last laugh on the Gods of Olympus.

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