Wolf Spider (Lycosidae), Kempner, TX: 120508 pg 4

Wolf Spider, Kempner, TX 120508 EpigynumWolf Spider, Kempner, TX 120508 Distal 3 seg palpThis female wolf spider displays a distinctive epigynum (photo at far right), and a pedipalp (photo at immed. right) with an unremarkable distal segment (a male would display a swollen segment distally). The epigynum has a long, slender, but unexcavated median septum (the longitudinal ridge in the middle of the epigynum, the thickness of which is roughly the same along its length, without scallops) that is flanked on each side by well-defined atria. This is characteristic of several genre of wolf spiders, including, in particular, Trochosa and Hogna NEXT PAGE ---- PAGE Menu:  1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 *  

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