Today let’s learn about the wolf spider that belongs to the Phylum Arthropoda and the class Arachnida. The scientific name for the wolf spider’s family is Lycosidae, which means wolf in the Greek language. People saw it hunting like a wolf, hence the name.
Here are some other facts about wolf spiders.
- A wolf spider has eight eyes. The two prominent eyes in the middle make the wolf spider different from other spiders. Their eyesight is also excellent, further distinguishing them.
- A baby wolf spider is a hatchling/spiderling.
- A female wolf spider carries the eggs. Plus, they take care of the young spiders and hold them until they are smart and large enough to look after themselves.
- The wolf spider can camouflage, so it would be hard to spot it.
- It’s best not to kill the wolf spider as spiderlings could attach to the mother and spread under such events.
- A wolf spider doesn’t spin webs, and they also prefer living alone.
- The average lifespan of a wolf spider is one year, but it may live up to eighteen months.
- A wolf spider moves super fast at a speed of 0.6 m/s.
- The wolf spider prefers dark, so keeping the rooms bright can restrict the insect from entering the house.