16 facts about Wolf spider

Wolf spider
11.Most active at night or during cloudy days they can travel long distance in search for food.
12.They are venomous but not dangerous to humans.
When you get bitten the place may swell and you will feel mild pain and itching. There are no evidence of wolf spiders causing necrotic wounds. Even South American and Australian species are not capable of causing such severe wounds.
13.Not all of them live in burrows.
Of course some wolf spider species dig themselves a burrow but there are many species of this spiders that just wander around looking for prey and never stay in the same place for long. There are also wolf spiders that build turrets or just use man-made shelters like sheds, barns etc.
14.Carolina wolf spider is the largest of all north American wolf spiders.
Adult females can reach as much as 35 mm in diameter while males barely reach 20 mm. They feed on insects and other small invertebrates.
15.Wolf spiders are beneficial to ecosystem.
Thanks to their hunting skills they are excellent pest insects exterminators. So if you spot wolf spider wandering around, don’t kill it, even if you find one in your home try to catch it and take outside.
16.Most of wolf spider species are not endangered.
Endangered are those adapted to single habitats like Desertas wolf spider that lives only in one single valley on Madera island in Portugal or Kauaʻi cave wolf spider that lives in few caves on Kauai island, Hawaii.

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