Wolf Spider
( Schizocosa mccooki )


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IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Schizocosa mccooki
(Montgomery ,1904 )
Common Name:Wolf Spider
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:Araneae
Family:Lycosidae
Genus:Schizocosa
Taxon Code:ARA01071
ITIS/TSN:866449

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Rd., Antioch
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB060700
Open Space Location:Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

RECOGNITION
Body Length
10-80 mm.
Colors
Color1: Gray, brown and black with diffent patterns for every spider

BIOLOGY
Habitat
Woodland and meadows in California.
Range
Canada to central Mexico, from the Pacific Ocean, east to mid-Texas and in the northeast, to Michigan.
Active Period
May - October

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
ITIS.
Courtship Behavior and Life Cycle of the Wolf Spider Schizocosa mccooki (Araneae, Lycosidae). Gail E. Stratton and Donald C. Lowrie. The Journal of Arachnology. Vol. 12, No. 2 (Summer, 1984), pp. 223-228
Schizocosa mccooki, BioWeb, University of Wisconsin (https://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/f2013/kirchner_alex/)


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