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Species Gladicosa pulchra

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Classification
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 Gladicosa
Species pulchra (Gladicosa pulchra)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tarentula pulchra
Lycosa insopita
Lycosa pulchra
Scaptocosa pulchra
Explanation of Names
(Keyserling, 1877)
Identification
Voucher male:


Voucher female:


"Gladicosa pulchra is closest to G. gulosa in size, coloration, and genitalic structure. Gladicosa pulchra is a larger species and is usually darker in color with a more distinct pattern. In most specimens of pulchra the venter of the abdomen is dark brown to black behind the epigastric furrow, while that of gulosa is yellowish to light brown."(1)
Range
From Long Island to Florida, west to Texas and southern Kansas. More abundant in the southeastern United States.(1)
Print References
Brady, A. R. 1987. Nearctic species of the new wolf spider genus Gladicosa (Araneae: Lycosidae). Psyche 93: 285-320.(1)

Eubanks, M.D. & G.L. Miller, 1992. Life cycle and habitat preference of the facultatively arboreal wolf spider, Gladicosa pulchra (Araneae, Lycosidae). The Journal of Arachnology 20:157—164. [available for download here]
Works Cited
1.Nearctic species of the new wolf spider genus Gladicosa (Araneae: Lycosidae)
Allen R. Brady. 1987. Psyche, vol. 93, no. 3-4, 285-319.