Desertas Wolf Spider

Desertas Wolf Spider
Desertas Wolf Spider
The Desertas Wolf Spider (Lycosa ingens), shown here with its young, is a species which is endemic to Deserta Grande, more precisely the Castanheira Valley, where it hides under rocks and stones. There are about one thousand individuals and they can become 12cm between legs. These spiders are cannibals so it is believed that not many reach adulthood even though broods are 100 to 200 young strong.
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