The forest wolf spider is one of the largest wolf spiders (family Lycosidae), known for their long legs and excellent eyesight. They hunt without relying on webs at night due to these adaptations that give them an edge when pursuing prey.
Forest Wolf Spider.
The Forest Wolf Spider stands out among its peer’s thanks to the wide gray stripe that runs down its carapace and white markings on either side. These creatures can be found anywhere from Alaska through Newfoundland, California to Alabama – usually taking refuge underneath rocks or tunnels they dig under the surface of the Earth. Females typically measure .43 to .51 inches, while males come in at around .32 to .47 inches.
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