Wolf spiders

This time of year is great for wolf spiders (Pardosa sp.) in our garden. The warm weather brings out the females as they like to bask and warm their egg sacs.

Female wolf spider with egg sac

Female wolf spiders show a considerable amount of parental care. They attach their egg sacs to their abdomen and carry it with them. When the young spiderlings emerge they climb on her back and she carries them around for some time like this.

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