By Josie April 5th, 2023
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
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.
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.
Rabid Wolf Spiders exhibit 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.