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Species Arctosa littoralis

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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 (Entelegynes )
Family Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)
Genus Arctosa
Species littoralis (Arctosa littoralis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arctosa littoralis (Hentz, 1844)
Size
body length 11-15 mm (1)
Range
Interior British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Panama.
Habitat
sandy habitats--beaches, riverbanks, etc.
Life Cycle
Immature individuals have a dark "V" shape around the eyes, similar to other very young Wolf Spiders.
Examples: This is an adult female, with babies:
Print References
Howell and Jenkins, pp. 200-201, fig. 118 (1)

"Revision of the Wolf Spiders of the Genus Arctosa C. L. Koch in North and Central America (Araneae:Lycosidae)" by Charles D. Dondale and James H. Redner
Internet References
Beetles in the Bush--Ghosts in the Night
Works Cited
1.Spiders of the Eastern US, A Photographic Guide
W. Mike Howell and Ronald L. Jenkins. 2004. pearson education.