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Female Wolf Spider & Egg Sac | by (James Clay) Boom-Stick
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Female Wolf Spider & Egg Sac

Female Wolf Spider (Lycosidae) & egg sac.

 

One of my contacts (Kat__P) uploaded a wonderful shot of a Mummy Spider with egg sac earlier today. I've wanted to capture one for some time now so Kat's wonderfull image spurred me on to go rooting around in my back garden.

 

Ended up finding several all hiding in holes on a tree stump. Waited around for a while until one popped out. I'll have to keep an eye on them as once the spiderlings hatch, she continues to carry them around on her abdomen for some time. Fingers crossed I managed to photograph her then.

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Taken on June 10, 2012