How Large Do Wolf Spiders Get?
The Wolf Spider is one of the largest spiders in North America. They are found in almost all regions of the United States and Canada. These spiders are carnivorous and prey on other spiders and small mammals. They also sometimes attack larger insects.
Wolf Spiders live in grasslands, prairies, wooded edges, and shrub lands. They are mostly active in the night. They hunt without webs. They use their pedipalps to grab and swallow their prey. They also excavate holes to catch their prey. They are very quick moving and can run up to 2 feet per second.
Wolf Spiders have a distinctive eye pattern. They have four eyes in a row on the front, two medium-sized eyes in the middle, and two smaller eyes on the bottom. They also have an extra-sensitive sense of touch.
Wolf Spiders are large, hairy spiders. They can be anywhere from 0.6 to 3 centimeters long. They are mostly brown or gray. They may have light-colored markings and a light-grey underside. They have eight legs attached to their cephalothorax. They can also have three tiny hooks on the end of their legs.
Wolf Spiders have a lifespan of about one year. They are known to live in burrows. Some species build tunnels or turrets to capture their prey. They are not commonly found in Antarctica.
They are often confused with tarantulas and nursery web spiders. However, wolf spiders are much larger and usually have a darker coloring.