Probably Wolf Spider from South Africa

Subject: What is this spider?
Location: Mwandi, South Zambia
January 27, 2016 3:56 am
Hello bug people,
On a trip to Zambia in July last year, we encountered a phat spidr in the small town of Mwandi in Southern Zambia. We were wondering if you could identify it for us, we think it may be a wolf spider. Thanks very much.
Signature: Phat Spyda

Probably Wolf Spider
Probably Wolf Spider

Dear Phat Spyda,
We believe you are correct that this is a Wolf Spider in the family Lycosidae, but a dorsal view or a close-up of the eyes would aid in identification.  Your individual looks similar to this Wolf Spider from iSpot.

3 thoughts on “Probably Wolf Spider from South Africa”

  1. I live in south africa where I regularly catch wolf spiders (to play with them or keep as pets).
    I concur that this is definetly a wolf spider without any doubt, a female almost identical to one I kept in captivity for 6 months before release.

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  2. I live in south africa where I regularly catch wolf spiders (to play with them or keep as pets).
    I concur that this is definetly a wolf spider without any doubt, a female almost identical to one I kept in captivity for 6 months before release.

    Reply

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