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Subject: I love this spider in PA
Location: Skippack, PA
August 30, 2015 6:36 pm
I saw the spider while I was out jogging and I have never seen anything like it. I am in Pennsylvania not far from Philadelphia, in the suburbs you may say near a wooded area. It looks like it was carrying babies.
Please could you help me identify please could you help me identify us it.
Signature: Chris

Female Wolf Spider with Egg Sac

Female Wolf Spider with Egg Sac

Hi Chris,
Female Wolf Spiders, like your individual, drag their egg sac behind them to protect it, and once the spiders hatch, the young spiderlings ride about on the body of the female spider for a few days before dispersing.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Skippack, Pennsylvania

3 Responses to Wolf Spider with Egg Sac

  1. jay says:

    They call them nurse spiders in Japanese. So much friendlier than the English term.

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