Pardosa
(Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)

Picture ID 56443

Picture of Pardosa (Thin-legged Wolf Spiders) - Dorsal
  • Submitted by: 
    Derwood
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2019
  • Photographed: Apr 4, 2019
  • Spider: Pardosa (Thin-legged Wolf Spiders)
  • Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Under rock, log, or debris
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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LGD

Wolf spider, one of the smaller species from a genus such as Pardosa.

BugmanDan

Hi. Although nervous with hands, they are not prone biters but can be provoked to bite defensively.
Of the many I have handled, only bitten by the largest. Stung good like a bee sting but gone in a couple days. They are venomous, so depends how one can tolerate that.

BugmanDan

Leaving them alone is the best policy, suggesting they bite may incite fear. Coach your grandkids they can observe spiders but hate being bothered by people.

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