Yard work: backyard spider identification: thinlegged wolf spider

Self-tutoring about a spider I see in the yard: the tutor shares a find.

Lately I’ve seen numerous spiders with black legs and head but white abdomen. “What kind of spider are they?” I wondered.

Today I looked them up: apparently they are female thinlegged wolf spiders. The white abdomen is not part of the body, but rather an egg sac the female is carrying.

As I understand, being wolfers, these spiders hunt, rather than living in webs. I see them wandering, which makes sense.

Here’s a pic of one:



Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.