Ground Wolf Spider


Trochosa terricola – This male with his darkened front legs was attracted to the light of my moth trap. It is a species I have not seen in the garden before. If you want to learn more about this spider please click on the link below. Double-click images to enlarge.

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Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola

Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola

© Peter Hillman ♦ 9th April 2020 ♦ Rear garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


27 thoughts on “Ground Wolf Spider

  1. I am really learning not to be freeked out by looking at all your spider photos. See, on this one, your second photo. It looks like he is just looking up at you with his furry brown coat on. But I have to admit, I rolled the sleave up on my arm while looking at these and the hair is still standing up. 🙂 I will get there. I really like the picture of the snail on your sidebar. That is more my style. 🙂 Have a good weekend Peter

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    • I have to praise you so much for giving it a shot with these spiders, Sandra! 🙂 I realise they are not everyones cup of tea, so I am so pleased you are not getting so freaked out, despite the hairs on your arm :)Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend, Sandra!

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  2. I find the wolf spiders particularly handsome, and it’s good to see, from the comments you’re receiving that folks are coming around to getting over their initial aversion to their appearance. Some are definitely less immediately appealing than others (some of which can be downright cute), but as the wonderful folksinger Bill Staines stated, “All God’s critters have a place in the choir.”

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  3. A remarkably hairy one. I think many of us don’t realize how hairy many spiders are, aside from those freaked out by them, and most insects seem to have at least tiny hairs. Two nice dorsal views, Pete.

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