Ground Wolf Spider – Trochosa terricola

A fairly large wolf spider which can grow up to 14mm in body length, where the females are larger. The carapace is dark brown with redish-brown median and lateral bands, and the abdomen is reddish-brown. The front legs of the male are partially dark.

It can be seen all year round, discovered under stones and logs in woodland, grassland, and various other habitats, including gardens. Abundant and widespread throughout Britain.

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