Wolf spider?
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
April 28, 2011 11:38 pm
These are some big spiders that I find inside and outside of my house. Sometimes their leg span must be 2.5 inches or more. I’m hoping it’s a wolf spider, as I’ve read they are relatively harmless to humans.
Signature: Joshua Robinson

Wolf Spider with Spiderlings

Hi Joshua,
This is indeed a Wolf Spider, and furthermore, her abdomen is covered with Spiderlings.  Wolf Spiders have maternal behavior.  First the female carries her egg sac around with her, dragging it behind her.  When the spiderlings hatch, they ride around on the body of the mother for several days before they disperse.

Location: Louisiana

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