Female Wolf Spider with brood of Spiderlings

Subject: Awesome spider
Location: Skopje, Macedonia
May 28, 2013 5:09 pm
Hi, how are you? I just wanted to ask if you know the species of this spider. He/she has been living in my yard for quite some time now, so I was just curious.
Have a nice day 🙂
Signature: Monika

Wolf Spider with Spiderlings
Wolf Spider with Spiderlings

Hi Monika,
While we cannot say for certain which species this is, we can tell you she is a female Wolf Spider and she is carrying a brood of Spiderlings on her abdomen.  That behavior is characteristic of the maternal behavior of Wolf Spiders who are very protective of eggs and young.  We will be out of the office and not responding to any mail in early June, so we are postdating this submission to go live on our site in our absence.

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