Unidentified

Picture ID 134454

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Could you tell me what this spider is, and if that's an egg sack on its back, please?

  • Submitted by: 
    Tamiham1
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2021
  • Photographed: Feb 20, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Homosassa, Florida, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Anyphaena

That is a Lycosidae or Wolf Spider. Lycosidae do carry their egg sacs attached to their spinerettes until the slings hatch and then these babies climb onto Mom’s back. When this happens the sac is saved one to make sure all babies are out and 2 for babies to eat out of for the first few days. This picture shows no babies on her back so something must have gone horribly wrong or the way the picture is I am just not able to see the egg sac very well but it sure does not look full or in correct… Read more »

Anyphaena

The more I look at this I’m starting to think possibly this might be a parasite

Anyphaena

Sorry about multiple comments but I’m sure that’s not a Lycosidae egg sac. It appears to be pupae of some kind.