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Wolf Spider?

Wolf Spider?
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Direitos de Autor: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4300 W: 231 N: 13980] (56347)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2009-06-21
Categorias: Insects
Câmara: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposição: f/6.3, 1/400 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2010-07-18 0:08
Visto: 4446
Pontos: 6
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I am not even sure whether this is actually a Wolf Spider. What I have seen of them is that the abdomen of a Wolf Spider is large with eggs visible in it. The general body appearance does look like that of a Wolf Spider. However, I would be obliged if someone could ID this one for me.
I shot it in the garden where we have an artificial channel strewn with rocks. It was sitting on a rock and I could take only one hurried shot before it quickly scampered away out of sight.
Here is a note from Wikipedia on Wolf Spiders:

Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Greek word "λύκος" meaning "wolf". They are robust and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon prey as they find it or chasing it over short distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey, often from or near the mouth of a burrow.
Wolf spiders resemble Nursery web spiders (family Pisauridae), but they carry their egg sacs by attaching them to their spinnerets (Pisauridae carry their egg sacs with their chelicerae and pedipalps). Wolf spiders have two eyes out of eight that are large and prominent. The eight eyes of the Nursery web spiders are all of approximately equal size.


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Ciao Ram, great macro of lovely little spider, fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2010-07-19 1:21]

Hello Ram!

Looks like wolf spider for me. Good POV and sharp and detailed main subject. These spiders are always very fast moving and busy with own business :-) Good post.

Hello Ram
very beautiful shot of this nice little spider, the subject is very well focused with excellent details, superb colors and natural environment
Have a good night

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