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Rustic Wolf Spider (Trochosa ruricola)
-or- Ground Wolf Spider (Trochosa terricola)

Taxonomy
Kingdom:Phylum:Class:Order:Family:Genus:Species:
AnimaliaArthropodaArachnidaAraneaeLycosidaeTrochosaT.ruricola / T.terricola


The Rustic Wolf Spider (Trochosa ruricola) and Ground Wolf Wpider (Trochosa terricola) look very similar. To make things even more complicated, the individuals in the Trochosa genus vary in their colour patterns depending on specific environmen they live in. Therefore it is difficult to distinguish between the two species and to exactly identify the pretty female spider in the pictures on this webpage.

The female reaches sizes up to 15mm, male to 10mm. Its habitat are grasslands, woodlands, scrubs and lawns in Europe and much of Asia to Japan. Adults occur from April to June.

The Rustic Wolf Spider has been known for biting humans and animals with nasty (poisonous) effects.



If you have a suggestion about the identification of the spider here, please, let me know. I always appreciate any help from you.
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