Rabidosa

Rabidosa of the wolf spider family is a relatively small genus comprising just five species. They inhabit different parts of North America.

Rabidosa Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

Rabid Wolf (Rabidosa rabida)   Rabidosa carranaRabidosa hentzi
Rabidosa punctulata Rabidosa santrita

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders are around 0.82 inches (2.0 cm), and males are smaller, measuring 0.47 inches (1.2 cm)

Scientific Classification

Color: They have a pale beige to brown body with black patterns on their abdomen and legs.

Other Characteristic Features: These spiders have two vertical stripes on their bodies.

Eggs

Female spiders make egg sacs with silk then lay eggs in those cocoons.

Spiderlings

After their hatching, spiderlings stay on the back of their mother until they become independent.

The Web

They do not make such webs; instead, they generate silk from their mouth to wrap their prey or even safeguard the eggs and spiderlings.

Are Spiders of the Rabidosa Genus Venomous

They are not considered fatally venomous for people, rather they would prefer to run away if they feel threatened. However, their bite could be slightly painful.

Quick Facts

Distribution North America
Habitat Grasslands
Diet Insects and invertebrates
Lifespan 1-2 years

Did You Know

  • Roewer described this genus first in 1960.

Image Credits: davesgarden.com

Rabidosa of the wolf spider family is a relatively small genus comprising just five species. They inhabit different parts of North America.

Rabidosa Spider

Spider Belonging to this Genus

Rabid Wolf (Rabidosa rabida)   Rabidosa carranaRabidosa hentzi
Rabidosa punctulata Rabidosa santrita

Physical Description and Identification

Adults

Size: Female spiders are around 0.82 inches (2.0 cm), and males are smaller, measuring 0.47 inches (1.2 cm)

Color: They have a pale beige to brown body with black patterns on their abdomen and legs.

Other Characteristic Features: These spiders have two vertical stripes on their bodies.

Eggs

Female spiders make egg sacs with silk then lay eggs in those cocoons.

Spiderlings

After their hatching, spiderlings stay on the back of their mother until they become independent.

The Web

They do not make such webs; instead, they generate silk from their mouth to wrap their prey or even safeguard the eggs and spiderlings.

Are Spiders of the Rabidosa Genus Venomous

They are not considered fatally venomous for people, rather they would prefer to run away if they feel threatened. However, their bite could be slightly painful.

Quick Facts

Distribution North America
Habitat Grasslands
Diet Insects and invertebrates
Lifespan 1-2 years

Did You Know

  • Roewer described this genus first in 1960.

Image Credits: davesgarden.com

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