Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider
Wolf spider consists of large family of spiders, and they are usually big, dark in colour and athletic. Lycosidae is a family which has wolf spiders as its members. They are vigorous and quick hunters with extremely outstanding eyesight. They live and hunt alone. Unlike other spiders, wolf spiders are known to catch their prey inside the webs. If wolf spiders are given the right kind of habitual area, they are expected to live up to 11 years. To some extent wolf spiders are similar to nursery web spiders which are the members of Pisauridae family, but the main difference between two is the fact that wolf spiders carry egg sacs by joining them to their spinnerets whereas Pisauridae carry their egg sacs along with their chelicerae. The size of the egg sac is between 7-10mm in diameter. It has the capacity to accommodate 165-365 eggs. June and July are the usual hatching periods.

Wolf spiders uniquely differentiate themselves by the way they carry their eggs. Their egg sac is connected to the spinnerets at the far end of the abdomen which allows the spider to carry unborn child. Wolf spider needs to ensure that its abdomen is in a raised position so that it protects the egg from being dragged to the ground. Regardless of this, they can still hunt. One more unique feature of wolf spider is how they take care of their infants. As they rely on camouflage for safety and protection, they have no flashy appearance. Their colour is always appropriate according to their habitat. Wolf spiders have the capacity to transfer venom if they are being continually provoked. Their bite has symptoms like itching, swelling, mild pain etc. however, South American species are considered dangerous since their bite can cause serious medical concerns.

Wolf spiders are in an extensive wide range of habitat which included casual as well as inland. Woodland, alpine meadows, shrub lands are some examples of their habitat.

Wolf spiders have length approximately 1-30 mm. One of the most known fact about wolf spiders is that they are very easy to locate at night because they possess eyes that reflect light. They have a total of eight eyes, but the two are most prominent which can be clearly seen. However, wolf spiders cannot move their eyes like humans can. They need to change and adjust the body posture for clear view. Their weight is not known. They mean of communication within their own members is through touch, sight and smell. Few among them also communicate with the help of sound. They can be found in northward to Nebraska, , Oklahoma and east to central Texas. Some of them also live in south as in Florida.

The reason why wolf spiders do not have many natural predators is backside they come out at night. However, their important hunters include mantis fly and hunting wasps. Sometimes wolf spiders are found running on dead leaves at daytime.

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Both are terrifyingly terrifying! Both strike fear and frozen rigidity into those that come face to face with them. Both are deadly too and I wouldn't want to get bitten by either of them! But I used to have a long haired German Sheppard dog that was called "Wolfie" so if I had to choose any reason to pick either, that would be about as good a reason as I could think of for voting for the Wolf Spider. Besides, nobody likes a recluse! LOL
Posted by idealmikey on 02-01-2017

Hate spides but it would have to be wolf spider.

I have a huge fear of spiders myself and hate to be any where near any kind of spider. Given a choice between these two though I would have to choose the wolf spider. Just something about it doesn't scream scary as much as the Brown Recluse. The Brown Recluse looks all kinds of nasty and just ugly and if I was to walk into the path of that spider I would run a mile. The Wolf Spider still frightens me but not as much and as much as I feel I would still run it may not scare me as much.
Posted by Shortie on 04-12-2017


Anything that has to so with the wolf has great strength and adaptability, this spider has great capacity to carry its eggs. The colour of the spider and location of its habitat is very strategic, the habitat helps its hunting abilities and this goes a long way in ensuring that the younger spiders survive hard times.

Their waive can catch animals and restrict they completely from escaping , so if an insect knows what us best for its life span , it should avoid the wolf spiders nest

Posted by Jeshurun on 02-01-2017
The wolf spider has nothing to do with the wolf Jesh lol. It's just called that from its Greek word λύκος which means wolf. Wolf's are pack hunters but wolf spiders live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone.

Wolf Spider

Hello Have a wonderful day.

I prefer wolf spider and its a true hunter. It will never attack you if you do not disturb it. This wolf spiders are able to swim and climb. They are available on grassy areas, under the derbis, underground tunnels, stream beds they lie and wait for small insects to hunt. Their hunting speed is approximately 2feet per second.There are 125 different species available in all over america.

Thanks Centurion

Posted by centjoseph01 on 04-13-2017

Love the name....

I'm not very fond or hate spiders,and I do not know much about spiders But I'm fond of wolves, so I'll go with the name...and also the wolf spider itself is more cooler than the brown recluse....
Posted by achi007 on 04-13-2017


Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse
The brown spider, a member of Loxosceles genus is the most common of the brown spider variety. Brown Recluse occurs typically in Central and South America. Outside these regions occurrence is extremely rare. It is recognized as one of the two varieties of brown spiders with poisonous venom. Therefore a brown spider bite requires proper medical attention to avoid any further complications.

The size of the brown recluse may vary between 6 to 20mm. The color tone also varies ranging between white and brown. Anatomically the the brown recluse spider has a cephalothorax and an abdominal region. The head and the thoracic regions are together called cephalothorax. The color of cephalothorax and the abdomen may not be of the same. Dorsal to the cephalothorax, marking can be observed. A prominent dark black line runs from cephalothorax all the way to the neck region. This gives the spider a violin like appearance. Although this violin appearance is a distinguishing factor but it cannot be used to identify the Recluse spider. Due to this appearance the spider of this variety is also known as fiddle back spider. For accurate identification the eyes of the spider are carefully examined. Most varieties of spiders found have eight eyes however in brown recluse only six eyes are found. This is an identification mark of the brown recluse spider.

Brown recluse prefer a dry and isolated habitats. In area residential areas mostly spider webs can be found on cardboard materials like insides of a cupboard and unused bedding.In cold weather they prefer region with mildly warm temperatures. They haunt crickets and cockroaches. Female brown recluse gives about 300 eggs. These eggs take about 30 days to hatch. An adult spider forms within a year after egg hatch. Brown recluse has the capability to withstand adverse environmental conditions. Therefore their survival is highly likely even in tough environmental conditions.

The venom of brown recluse is poisonous. A bite although might not always follow an infection but if it does then it becomes crucial to seek proper medical help. Infection cause hemotoxicityand can lead to necrosis. Lesions of skin may result in development of cutaneous symptoms.

Conditions incorrectly diagnosed as a brown recluse bite include Lyme disease, ulcers, and various bacterial infections. These conditions may produce symptoms similar to those produced due to recluse spider bite.

It is usually advised to leave the spiders unprovoked. Provocation may result in unpleasant bites. An alarmed recluse usually bends on its legs and takes a defensive position by pushing back the two front legs. Physical contact with the spider may result in violent jumping movements which can prove to be dangerous as it exposes the person to bites. Therefore to avoid any harmful effects, it is best to leave the spider unproved.

The recluse populations are restricted to USA only. They may travel to other regions in boxes during shifting but a population outside USA is rare. A diagnostic test known as ELISA can identify a brown recluse bite, but it is not frequently used in clinics.

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Brown Spider

Brown Recluse is a very rare Species which found in central and south America. Their poisonous venom are two strong strings which need immediate medical treatment required if they bite.

As it is a rare species its also having different size from 6 mm to 20 mm and color reflects into white to brown. We all get threatened if we saw a spider in house anywhere, and sometimes instant we shoot spider spider.

But that was just a spider not Brown Spider, so be relaxed but if somehow we saw any this Rare Species Brown Recluse in the house any place, then immediately contact animal rescue team to do the best for what people call them to do.

Rare means always not money, sometimes its that we need to care and secure that things which care yes, poisonous animal, but if care not there, then when our grand grand children want to see like this, only Images on google they can find and view and read.

Posted by babbar86 on 04-12-2017


Spiders are the worst part or insect that I have seen to live men in helping out with the ecosystem, I'm not really comfortable having it around myself and my family friends as well. Be it Wolf Spider or Brown Recluse, I wouldn't be looking to make my eight day of being around.
Posted by Heatman on 10-03-2017
Pardon me but I am not interested in spiders. I don’t have acrophobia, the fear for spiders, but I don’t relish the idea of talking about spiders. When I was a girl, my older brothers used to play with spiders. They place 2 spiders on a stick to fight. The winning spider would eat the loser. Those boys were not scared of spiders even when my mother would tell them that there is venom or poison.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-14-2018