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Species Trochosa terricola

Trochosa terricola (Lycosidae) - Trochosa terricola - female Adult Female - Trochosa terricola - female Spiders  - Trochosa terricola - female Trochosa? - Trochosa terricola Spider M - Trochosa terricola - female Trochosa terricola--voucher image - Trochosa terricola - female Trochosa terricola - female wolf spider - Trochosa terricola
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 Trochosa
Species terricola (Trochosa terricola)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trochosa terricola Thorell 1856 (1)
Lycosa trabilis Koch 1836
Lycosa pratensis Emerton, 1885
Lycosa orophila Chamberlin and Gertsch, 1929
Explanation of Names
Thorell 1856.
See Brady (1980:177)(2) and Prentice (2001)(3).
Epigyne, ventral view/dorsal view

Left palp, ventral view/close-up

Left palp, retrolateral view
Life Cycle
Some photos of a mating pair:

Female carrying egg sac:

Female carrying spiderlings:
See Also
Works Cited
1.Recensio critica aranearum suecicarum quas descripserunt Clerckius, Linnaeus, de Geerus
Thorell, T. 1856. Nova acta Regiae Societatis Scientarum Upsaliensis (3) 2(1):61–176.
2.Nearctic species of the wolf spider genus Trochosa (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Allen Brady. 1980. Psyche, Cambridge 86:167-212.
3.Distinguishing the females of Trochosa terricola and Trochosa ruricola (Araneae, Lycosidae)...
Prentice, T.R. 2001. Journal of Arachnology, 29:427–430.