Female wolf spider

7000.      Halifax, N.S. Canada

Number 7000. A female wolf spider (family Lycosidae) with her newly hatched young on her back. Female wolf spiders carry their egg sac attached to their spinnerets at the back of their abdomen until the eggs hatch; she then ferries her young about on her back for a few days before they go off to fend for themselves.  Click here for additional information.