November 2, 2020
AZ Animals Staff
Wolf Spider Scientific ClassificationKingdom: Animalia
Wolf Spider Conservation Status:Least Concern
Wolf Spider Location:Africa
Wolf Spider Fun Fact:The wolf spider stalks its prey like a fearsome wolf!
Wolf Spider Facts:
Group Behavior: Solitary
Fun Fact: The wolf spider stalks its prey like a fearsome wolf!
Most Distinctive Feature: Large eyes and mouth parts
Habitat: Forests, plains, deserts, wetlands, and more
Predators: Birds, reptiles, and rodents
Favorite Food: Ants, beetles, crickets, and other insects
Common Name: Wolf Spider
Location: All continents besides Antarctica
Slogan: Carnivorous arachnid that hunts its prey.
Wolf Spider Physical Characteristics:Colour: Black
Skin Type: Hair
Lifespan: 1 to 2 years
Weight: Less than 1oz (30g )
Length: 0.24in – 1.2in (0.6cm - 3cm), body only
Age of Sexual Maturity: A few weeks
5 Fantastic Wolf Spider Facts
- The wolf spiders are also sometimes known as ground spiders or hunting spiders due to their interesting way of capturing prey.
- The large eyes of the wolf spider provide excellent vision, particularly at night. It has one of the best visions of all types of spiders. However, wolf spiders cannot move their eyes and rely on their wide vision to see.
- Wolf spiders have three tiny claws at the end of their legs, which help them hunt.
- The Carolina wolf spider is the official spider of South Carolina. It is also the only U.S. state to have an official spider.
- Wolf spiders are the only spider known to carry their spiderlings on their backs.