Category Archives: Lycosidae

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Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are amoung the most commonly encountered arachnids when you’re outdoors bug-hunting with your camera. Most likely you’ll find them basking on sun-soaked tree trunks and docks, often with an egg case prominently attached to the spinnerets on […]

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Little Lycosid

This is a little wolf spider (Lycosidae. Genus Pardosa ) that I found basking in the sun on a tree trunk at the Wagner Bog Natural Area. With the legs it was only about 6mm across, […]

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A Four-square Square Display

During photo exhibits I have been asked how I display macro photographs in my home. One simple method I use is an arrangement of four square images mounted in ‘Clips’ frames, and then arranged in a square. […]

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Basking Wolves …

…wolf spiders, that is. I found these two Pardosa sp. (Thin-legged Wolf Spiders) ‘confronting ‘ each other on a shattered tree trunk in Elk Island National Park. However, it is not an aggressive confrontation. In the mid-summer […]

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The Week on Sunday 19

Another week on Sunday: a collection of bug-related items that came into view during the last week. ♦ The first video is by Dr. Stefan Lüpold, of Syracuse University, the second-place winner of the 2012 Nikon Small […]

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Two Weeks on Sunday

It’s Sunday. A holy day. After another week of frenzied work and frustration, you just want to slow down and get off the out-of-control roller-coaster that is hurtling recklessly down the track that is your life. You feel […]

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Wolf Spider Mirage

I couldn’t resist a bit of gimmickry with this image. The legs of this Pardosa sp. wolf spider was held out in such a tentative manner (anthropomorphically speaking) that couldn’t resist providing a corresponding reply… Photographed in Dinosaur Provincial […]

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The Opal ‘Aspen-leaf-riding’ Spider…

Before I left on a 12 day trip to the southern prairie provinces, I left a post with the puzzling image of spider riding a trembling aspen leaf that was spinning in the wind.  How did it […]

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