Dark Wolf Spider - ? Lycosa obscuroides


This page contains pictures and information about Dark Wolf Spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
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This is a common large brown spider usually found running on garden and forest floor. The spider builds burrow nest in ground with raised collar together with silk and debris. 
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We took those pictures in Karawatha Forest.

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 alone.

1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson 1969, p45.
2. Allocosa obscuroides (Strand, 1906) - The Wolf Spiders of Australia (Araneae, Lycosidae).

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Last updated: March 18, 2010.