Garden Wolf Spider
- Lycosa godeffroyi (or a closely related species)
- This page contains pictures and information about Garden Wolf Spiders that we found
in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 15mm
- This Wolf Spider can be found hunting on ground in garden at night. They move very fast when in pursuit of prey.
- The second picture shows its
large chelicerae. Also notice the arrangement of it eight eyes.
- This species has the distinct light banding on the side of the carapace
- Thank to Dr
Volker W. Framenau for the identification of this spider. As Dr
Framenau suggested, Wolf Spiders are often difficult to identify based on photographs
- 1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
- 2. Wolf
The Find-a-spider Guide for Australian
Spiders, University of Southern Queensland, 2007.
- 3. Lycosa godeffroyi L. Koch - Australian Insect Common Names, 2005.
- 4. Lycosa godeffroyi
L. Koch, 1865 - The Wolf Spiders of Australia (Araneae, Lycosidae).
- 5. Spiders
of Australia: An Introduction to Their Classification, Biology &
Distribution - Hawkeswood T, Pensoft Pub, 2003, p49.
- 6. Australian Spiders in colour - Ramon Mascord, Reed Books Pty
Ltd, 1970, p106.
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