Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata female with egg sac

Some mothers just have to do everything. After mating these female Spotted Wolf Spiders (Pardosa amentata) have to lug the eggs around with them attached to the rear of their abdomens. Not only that, once the eggs have hatched they have to carry all those spiderlings around on their backs until they are big enough to fend for themselves.

Spotted Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata female with egg sac

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Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) females with egg sacs, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. May 2017.

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17 thoughts on “Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

    • Thank you, Ark πŸ™‚ There are quite a number of these females around my pond all with egg sacs. It will soon be the time for the sound of little running feet.

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