wolf spider

noun

Definition of wolf spider

: any of various active wandering ground spiders (family Lycosidae)

Examples of wolf spider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pascoe said the timing to catch such a sight really depends upon the species of wolf spider. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Iberian tarantulas, which are a type of wolf spider, live in arid regions of the Iberian Peninsula. Nala Rogers, Scientific American, 27 Jan. 2014 Some other names for the wolf spider are the Ground Spider and the Hunting Spider. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 11 Nov. 2019 But other species, such as shrubs and the wolf spider, are thriving. Christina Nunez, National Geographic, 19 June 2019 According to National Geographic, stunning new calculations show that in the Arctic tundra, arctic wolf spiders outweigh arctic wolves in biomass by a ratio of 80 to 1. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, 24 July 2018 When they're found in homes, wolf spiders tend to live in basements, crawlspaces and breezeways. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, 25 June 2018 According to the Penn State Department of Entomology, fishing spiders are similar to wolf spiders in size, shape and color. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2018 Matt Persons, an arachnologist at Susquehanna University who has studied mating strategies in wolf spiders, found the results fascinating. National Geographic, 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of wolf spider

1608, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2021

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“Wolf spider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolf%20spider. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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