Rabid Wolf Spider – 9/24/14

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 9/24/14

Observation Time: 11:20 a.m.

Observation Place: TTOR’s Moose Hill Farm (formerly the Kendall Estate)

Common Name: Rabid Wolf Spider

Scientific Name: Rabidosa rabida

Comments: This species doesn’t build webs to catch prey. Instead, they ambush or chase their prey at night. They then wrap their prey in silk. Note the egg sac in the photo below, which was taken in late September.

More Information: Wikipedia