mother spider and spiderlings
Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM
please help identify this family. Actual length of the body was approximately 2cm. She was very cooperative when I took her home to take a proper photograph and generally stood still. Of course I put them back when I was done. The original high-resolution picture with geographic coordinates and link to another version taken from a different angle was contributed to Wikimedia Commons ( http://commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/Image:Mother-spider-and- spiderlings-0a.jpg )
Thank you in advance for your time and effort!
Best regards, Adamantios
Though we cannot provide an exact species, this is most definitely a Wolf Spider in the family Lycosidae. The female Wolf Spider will drag her egg sac around until the spiderlings hatch. She then carries the spiderlings on her back for several days until they disperse.