Wolf Spider with Egg Sac from Spain

What is this bug?
Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 3:03 AM
Found this bug drying out on a brick in the Mazzaron region of Spain after a rain shower. Was wondering if you could identify.
Mazzaron, Spain

Female Wolf Spider with Egg Sac from Spain
Female Wolf Spider with Egg Sac from Spain

Hi William,
This is a female Wolf Spider, but we are not certain of the species.  Female Wolf Spiders drag their egg sacs around with them and once the spiderlings hatch, the mother spider will carry the young on her back for several days until they disperse.  This care method probably has the advantage of distributing the spiderlings in a larger area because of the mobility of the adult.

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  1. Seminole County Fl..I killed a wolf spider tonight… Blackish brown color except for the hugh , white egg sack that was on its rear. .Very nasty looking and I am not sure if it was poisonous. Just didn’t want it to bite my husbands back…I think it fell out of tree as we were walking to the store.


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