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wolf spider

wolf spider (Rabidosa hentzi)
Photo © Hank Guarisco

Features and Behaviors

The cephalothorax is light brown. There is a white or yellow streak in the middle of the cephalothorax that extends past the eyes. The abdomen Is light brown, too, with streaks and spots in the midline of the upper side.

This species normally lives on the ground, but it does climb into vegetation and is the only wolf spider to do so.

Illinois Range


​Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae

Illinois Status: common, native