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Wolf Spider by melvynyeo Wolf Spider by melvynyeo
This little guy is about 3mm long!

Wolf spiders are members of the family Lycosidae, from the Ancient Greek word "λύκος" meaning "wolf". They are robust and agile hunters with excellent eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are opportunistic hunters pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances. Some will wait for passing prey in or near the mouth of a burrow.

There are many genera of wolf spider, ranging in body size from less than 1 to 30 millimetres (0.04 to 1.18 in).[1] They have eight eyes arranged in three rows. The bottom row consists of four small eyes, the middle row has two very large eyes (which distinguishes them from the Pisauridae), and the top row has two medium-sized eyes. They depend on their excellent eyesight to hunt. They also possess an acute sense of touch.

Their eyes reflect light well, allowing someone with a flashlight to easily locate them at night. Flashing a beam of light over the spider will produce eyeshine. The light from the flashlight has been reflected from the spider's eyes directly back toward its source, producing a "glow" that is easily noticed. This is also especially helpful because the wolf spiders are nocturnal and will be out hunting for food, making it easier to find them.

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Name-Typed-Here Apr 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:O
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FriedCrayon Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful shot!
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FriedCrayon Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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I love this.
I get wolf spiders in my house all the time
with their awesome webs and stuff.
I can just never catch them properly on
film and whatnot.

I love it.
I love spiders on camera,
but not in real life. =P

Well done, great shot and awesome colour.
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raido-ehwaz Sep 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
looks like it's drowning in its own web! great shot, beautiful composition.
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Exobio Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an AMAZING shot!!
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