Gladicosa gulosa

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Gladicosa gulosa
Wolf Spider - Gladicosa gulosa, Green Ridge State Forest, Flintstone, Maryland.jpg
Gladicosa gulosa from Green Ridge State Forest, Flintstone, Maryland
Wolf Spider - Gladicosa gulosa, near Leesville, Louisiana.jpg
Gladicosa gulosa near Leesville, Louisiana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Lycosidae
Genus: Gladicosa
G. gulosa
Binomial name
Gladicosa gulosa
  • Lycosa gulosa Walckenaer, 1837
  • Leimonia gulosa (Walckenaer, 1837)
  • Lycosa kochii Emerton, 1885
  • Lycosa nigraurata Montgomery, 1902
  • Lycosa purcelli Montgomery, 1902
  • Trochosa purcelli (Montgomery, 1902)
  • Varacosa gulosa (Walckenaer, 1837)

Gladicosa gulosa is a type of wolf spider found in Beech-Maple forests of the US and Canada, where the spider can be found in the plant strata of ground, herb or shrub. It is not one of the more common wolf spiders.[2]

Life cycle[edit]

This spider is nocturnal and hides during the day.[3] It makes no web or shelter of any kind and hides under leaves in the day.[3] The female carries its eggs in a spherical sac until they hatch, after which the spiderlings may ride on the female until able to fend for themselves.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Taxon details Gladicosa gulosa (Walckenaer, 1837)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-04-10
  2. ^ Elliot 1930
  3. ^ a b c National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders. Alfred A. Knopf. p. 898. ISBN 0-394-50763-0.

External links[edit]

  • Elliot, F.R. (1930). An ecological study of the spiders of the beech-maple forest. The Ohio Journal of Science, 30(1): 1-22. Retrieved March 29, 2007 from Ohio State Knowledge Bank. Article