Lycosidae
(Wolf Spiders)

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Picture of Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) - Female - Dorsal,Spiderlings

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Big body, hairy, appears to have 6 legs, black.

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Vindication10
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Could be a bark crab spider?

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The photo isn’t clear enough to be sure. Spiders can be really difficult to get good photos of. Might be a wolf spider. They are often big and hairy. It might be a female carrying her babies on her back. They stick like Velcro. Yes, they should have 8 legs. Something rough happened to this one, she’s missing some segments on her remaining legs. Spiders have an adaptation where they can yank a stuck leg and deliberately break or lose it with minimal fluid loss. This helps them escape predators. The legs can get stuck in the exoskeleton when they… Read more »

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