California Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders are common throughout the United States. In California, they are sometimes referred to as California wolf spiders. Wolf spiders may measure 9 to 35 mm in body length. They are most commonly brown in color, with various marks and stripes over the body.

Although they are not known to be particularly aggressive, wolf spiders will bite when provoked or threatened. A bite from a wolf spider may result in swelling, pain and itching. These effects typically subside within a few days.

Wolf spider bites may also be misdiagnosed. When possible, specimens should be brought to medical professionals at the time of treatment.