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Tiny mother - huge dedication Mama wolf spider with her precious cargo. She was a very fast mover and keen to get away from me! <br />
Wolf spiders do not build webs and are wandering hunters - so to be able to continue hunting and eating, Mama carries her egg sac around with her, attached to the abdomen with silk. Inside the tiny silk sac are all of her developing babies. When they are born, they will ride on her back until their first moult, then leave to make their own way in the world. That&#039;s some fascinating and highly impressive maternal care from this little arachnid. <br />
Body length 7 mm Araneae,Australia,Geotagged,Lycosa godeffroyi,Lycosidae,Macro,Spring,Wolf Spider,arachnid,arthropod,egg sac,fauna,invertebrate,maternal care Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tiny mother - huge dedication

Mama wolf spider with her precious cargo. She was a very fast mover and keen to get away from me!
Wolf spiders do not build webs and are wandering hunters - so to be able to continue hunting and eating, Mama carries her egg sac around with her, attached to the abdomen with silk. Inside the tiny silk sac are all of her developing babies. When they are born, they will ride on her back until their first moult, then leave to make their own way in the world. That's some fascinating and highly impressive maternal care from this little arachnid.
Body length 7 mm

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  1. They really are amazing spiders! Posted 3 years ago

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Lycosa godeffroyi is a spider in the Lycosa genus. It is called the Garden Wolf Spider.

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 5, 2018. Captured Oct 29, 2018 10:23 in Unit 3/129 Scenic Dr, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/99s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm