Wolf Spider (Lycosidae sp) | Venatrix arenaris | Allocosa sp ◦

Identifying some of the spider genus in the Wolf Spider group can be quite difficult, that may require more extensive studies such as dna analysis, or may even be an unidentified specie. The images presented here are thought to be from the genus Allocosa sp or Hogna sp.

The Wolf Spider (family Lycosidae sp) describes a spider that belong to over 120 genera, that encompassed many thousands of species. Varying in body size, the wolf spiders are known to have good eyesight.

Many thanks to Ben Kurek from Australian spider identification page (on Facebook) for identifying this spider for us.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Infraorder: Araneomorphae
  • Superfamily: Lycosoidea
  • Family: Lycosidae
  • Genus: Allocosa
  • Species: there are some 133 species

Footnote & References

  1. Wolf spider, Ben Kurek, Australian spider identification page, www.facebook.com/groups/1743343242607376
  2. LYCOSIDAE Wolf spiders, Arachne.org.au, www.arachne.org.au
  3. Wolf spider, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_spider (last visited May 20, 2021).
  4. Wolf Spiders, Australian Museum, https://australian.museum/learn/animals/spiders/wolf-spiders/