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Species Alopecosa kochi

unkn spider - Alopecosa kochi Wolf Spider - Alopecosa kochi Wolf mama - Alopecosa kochi - female Barter Wolf - Alopecosa kochi - female Adult male - Alopecosa kochi - male Wolf - Alopecosa kochi - male Alopecosa kochi female? - Alopecosa kochi - female Lycosid male - Alopecosa kochi - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynes )
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Alopecosa
Species kochi (Alopecosa kochi)
Size
Females 9-13.5 mm, Males 7.5-9.2 mm (1)
Identification
The female of this species has short banded legs, a broad tan stripe down the center of the carapace and faint paired white/tan spots along opposite sides of the abdomen.


The male
Range
Southern British Columbia to southern Ontario and Massachusetts, south to Baja California and Texas(2). One of the most common spiders taken in pit traps in southern CA. (1)
In CA, this is the only species of Alopecosa listed on Steve Lew's site.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
2.The Wolf Spiders, Nurseryweb Spiders, and Lynx Spiders of Canada and Alaska
Dondale, Charles D. and James H. Redner. 1990. Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Ottawa.