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Wolf Spider - Allocosa

Wolf Spider - Allocosa
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
September 14, 2005

Moved from True Spiders.

Moved from Ground Spiders.

Strange, it looks like the eye pattern
of Lycosidae! Are there any shiny black Lycosids? Tom has a couple unidentified too. Maybe there's another group with those posterior lateral eyes so far back.

You're right,
the eye pattern is much closer to a wolf spider. I've never seen a shiny wolf spider, but that doesn't mean there aren't any.

Just noticed what may be yet
another member of this mystery family located in the Amaurobiidae! Check . Wonder if they might be all related and what family they might be.