Is this really a Wolf Spider (Lycosidae)?
I was told this is a Wolf Spider, Lycosidae family, but it is unlike any Wolf Spider I have seen before.
Last edited by dminkel; 08-07-2012 at 01:54 PM.
Reason: Add Picture
Perhaps you would like to show us a picture of this alleged wolf?
I have a real clear picture right here on my cell phone and can't figure out why it doesn't upload. I'll try it again ;-)
Maybe if you use something like facebook on your phone you can upload the image to your page and just copy and paste the image location.
That would be a Dolomedes triton, or Six-spotted Fishing Spider.
More info here:
And JSI nails another one! Female Dolomedes triton... and a bunch of other little critters it looks like; she must be playing with her food.
Fishing spiders belong to a separate family (Pisauridae) than the wolf spiders (Lycosidae), but both kinds hunt "on foot" instead of using a web to capture their insect prey. (And neither group are considered dangerously venomous to people.)
Oh, and for some reason photos can't be uploaded from cell phones, sorry 'bout that. It either has to be done from a PC, or on your phone you can upload it to an image hostng site and then copy and paste the link here into a reply (we recommend http://imgur.com/). Looks like you already got it taken care of, but that's just for the future. And, welcome to the forum!