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Hunting Spider on Grass : Nature Closeups

Hunting Spider on Grass

April 14th, 2012 - 3:06 PM | Filed under Featured Photos | 2 Comments

18mm long | December 30, 2011 | Quirinópolis, Goiás, Brazil

This attractively marked hunting spider spider was resting on a blade of grass after a rain. I’m being intentionally vague by saying hunting spider here, because I really don’t know how to narrow it down to even a family.

With those racing stripes, one wonders how quickly it moves.

Closer view

Subjects: Arachnids and Spiders.
Places: Brazil, Goiás, Quirinópolis, and South America.
Taxa: Class Arachnida and Order Araneae.
Colors: Bronze, Tan, and White.

2 Responses to “Hunting Spider on Grass”

  1. Gestalt screams Lycosidea, but I know how tricky spiders can be (especially in the tropics). That’s about as bold a racing stripe a spider can have.

    • Troy Bartlett says:

      My initial thought was Lycosidae, but after checking around a bit, I lost all confidence in that determination.

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