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Species Alopecosa kochi

Wolf Spider - Alopecosa kochi Wolf mama - Alopecosa kochi - female Spider - Alopecosa kochi - male Alopecosa kochi? - Alopecosa kochi - female Lycosid - Alopecosa kochi - male Wolf spider - Alopecosa kochi Spider - Alopecosa kochi pedipalp - Alopecosa kochi - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Alopecosa
Species kochi (Alopecosa kochi)
Females 9-13.5 mm, Males 7.5-9.2 mm (1)
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
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.