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Species Rabidosa rabida - Rabid Wolf Spider

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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 Rabidosa
Species rabida (Rabid Wolf Spider)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rabidosa rabida (Walckenaer)
Orig. Comb: Lycosa rabida Walckenaer, 1837
Explanation of Names
rabida (L.) unfavorable behavior, furious
Length of female 16 to 21 mm; of male 11 to 12 mm (1).
The ground color is yellow, with brownish to black longitudinal stripes. In this species, the median dark band of the abdomen is broken and encloses lighter areas. The male has leg I dark brown or black. The venter does not have the significant black coloration or large black spots seen on similar species, such as R. punctulata or R. carrana. (1)
Female: Ventral:
e. US (TX-FL-ME-NE) / Mex. - Map (1)(GBIF)
mostly: Mar-Nov (GBIF)
Print References
Brady & McKinley. 1994. Nearctic Species of the Wolf Spider genus Rabidosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). The Journal of Arachnology. 22(2): 138-160. (JSTOR) (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Spiders
B. J. Kaston. 1978. WCB/McGraw-Hill.
2.Nearctic Species of the Wolf Spider Genus Rabidosa
Allen R. Brady and Kelly S. McKinley'. 1994. The Journal of Arachnology 22 :138—16.