Members of the Lycosidae family, the wolf spider is just like its namesake – agile and quick with excellent eyesight. Living as lone wolves, these spiders do not spin webs and will sometimes hunt down their prey.
With more than 125 species of the wolf spider in the United States alone, it’s safe to say that this is one of the most common types of spiders. And because they’re larger in size, these spiders send most people running for the hills when they see them.
The good news? A wolf spider’s bite hurts, but it isn’t deadly. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating spider.