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Wolf Spiders

Family: Lycosidae

Native Range: Worldwide, Pennsylvania

Size: Varies

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August 16, 2020: Wolf spiders are a common family of spiders in our area. I notice them most because they are devoted mothers. Females carry their egg sacks with them attached to their spinnerettes. Ian and I first became aware of wolf spiders while visiting our pool when he was four. We saw a brown spider with lots of tiny bumps on her back near one of the pool drains. When we got home, I Googled the image and discovered that she was a wolf spider with her babies riding on her back. Ian looked at the picture and said, “Look Mama! She was taking her babies to the pool, just like you take me.”

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