Western Wolf Spiders

There are several wolf spiders found in the west that are most commonly brown in color, although gray and black specimens have also been documented. Colored markings may appear along their bodies. Some western wolf spiders can be found indoors, while others are specific to wet outdoor areas like riverbanks.

Most other wolf spider species carry their egg sacs until they are fully developed. Female wolf spiders usually will carry their young upon their backs. This species tends to be fiercely protective of their brood and will attack if they perceive a threat to their young.