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Trochosa ruricola

Appearance

  • Adult female: 5/16"; male - 1/4". They are generally brown to grey in colour.

Lifecycle

  • Wolf spider mothers carry their egg sacs around with them attached to spinnerets under the abdomen.
  • When the young spiderlings hatch, they climb onto their mother's back where they live for the first few weeks of life.

Habits

  • They hunt at night but spend the day hidden amongst moss and decaying matter.
  • They live in a shallow burrow, with an open and unadorned entrance.

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