Mobile Spider Nursery

I have quite a few  which reside amongst the rocks and stones around my small garden pond, and I have been observing them with some interest. Today I have seen the eggs the females have been carrying around with them in a sac beneath their abdomens have begun to hatch. Now they carry spiderlings around on their backs. That is what I call true motherly dedication.

Photograph of Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) females, taken June 2016, rear garden , Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

3 thoughts on “Mobile Spider Nursery

  1. Pete, these spiderling photos are great! I’ve seen wolf spiders with sacs and little ones but never able to capture the latter with my camera. Well done. 🙂

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