Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola


Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola

A male discovered in garden. 9th April 2020. © Peter Hillman.

Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola

A male discovered in garden.
9th April 2020. © Peter Hillman.

Family Lycosidae (Wolf spiders)

Body length 7-14 mm.

A fairly large wolf spider with a dark brown carapace with redish-brown median and lateral bands, and the abdomen is reddish-brown. The front legs of the male are partially dark.

Seen all year round. Discovered under stones and logs in woodland, grassland, and various other habitats, including gardens. Abundant and widespread throughout Britain. A native species.