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wolf spider, hunting spider(noun)
ground spider that hunts its prey instead of using a web
Any of several spiders, of the family Lycosidae, that are known for stalking their prey on the ground and not building webs.
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. Wolf spiders resemble Nursery web spiders, but wolf spiders carry their egg sacs by attaching them to their spinnerets. Two of the Wolf spider's eight eyes are large and prominent, which distinguishes them from the Nursery web spiders whose eyes are all of approximately equal size. This can also help distinguish them from grass spiders.
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