By Josie  April 5th, 2023

rabid wolf spider

rabid wolf spider

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The Rabid Wolf Spider is also known for its defensive capabilities.

It can bite with considerable force if threatened.

Habitat of the Rabid Wolf Spider

Rabid Wolf Spiders are solitary spiders that usually inhabit caves or hideaways near their prey sources, such as under rocks or logs, beneath leaf litter, or within soil cavities

Hunting Style

They hunt through ambush techniques, such as waiting until an insect passes by so they can snatch it quickly.

Then they drag it back to their hiding place to feed upon it undisturbed.

When threatened, they will often stand firm while releasing a strong odor from their spinnerets and then resort to biting if necessary.

Their venomous bite is painful but not lethal to humans.

Still, medical attention should be sought after any bites as some people may experience allergic reactions.

Rabid Wolf Spider Bite

The Rabid Wolf Spider has a distinctive brown body with yellowish stripes on its back


Its gray-brown abdomen has darker markings around the edges.

When they reach adulthood, they can reach up to 1 inch in length.

Rabid Wolf Spiders exhibit sexual dimorphism.

Sexual Dimorphism

Males are typically smaller than females yet possess longer legs than their female counterparts.

Mating rituals involve elaborate courtship dances.

Males wave their front legs & make quick movements before mating takes place.

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