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(Burrowing Wolf Spiders)

Geolycosa, commonly known as Burrowing Wolf Spiders, is a genus of spiders in the family Lycosidae. Geolycosa spiders have been sighted 19 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Geolycosa includes 2 countries and 7 states in the United States. Geolycosa is most often sighted outdoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Lycosidae
  • Genus: Geolycosa

Common Name (AASMore information icon)

Burrowing Wolf Spiders

Other Common Names

Burrowing Wolf Spiders


Montgomery, 1904

Sightings Overview

There have been 19 confirmed sightings of Geolycosa (Burrowing Wolf Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 20, 2020 by Spider ID member skyfoundaspider. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 19 sightings because of certain Geolycosa sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Geolycosa spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 19)
  • Sex: 1 female and 4 male.
  • Environment: Geolycosa has been sighted 22 times outdoors, and 5 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (8). Low foliage (1). Ground layer (6). Forest (2). Desert area (5).

Location and Range

Geolycosa (Burrowing Wolf Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Canada, United States.

Geolycosa has also been sighted in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, Utah.


Geolycosa has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 2
  • February:
  • March: 1
  • April: 4
  • May: 8
  • June:
  • July: 1
  • August:
  • September: 1
  • October: 2
  • November:
  • December:

Geolycosa Species

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