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Species Arctosa littoralis

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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 Arctosa
Species littoralis (Arctosa littoralis)
Other Common Names
Beach Wolf Spider
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes

Arctosa littoralis (Hentz, 1844)
body length 11-15 mm (1)
Male Palps:

Female Epigynum:
Interior British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Panama.
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:
Eye Arrangement:
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 (2)
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.
2.Revision of the wolf spiders of the genus Arctosa
C. D. Dondale and J. H. Redner. 1983. J. Arachnol., 11:1-30.