Arachnids of North Carolina
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Geolycosa fatifera - No Common Name

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Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: LYCOSIDAE                                                                                 
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
Comments: Chrome; labium darker; patella I beneath marked with dark color distally. All tibiae dark, almost black, below and above metatarsi I-III the same; metatarsus IV light and metatarsi bearing light pubescence above which in of these segments considerably. Chelicerae considerably Femora somewhat darker above. Carapace longer than wide (8.4 mm/5.8 mm).
Distribution in North Carolina
Comments: Atlantic coastal plain New Jersey to Florida.
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Most mesic of all Geolycosa. Open dry areas of pine flatwoods with sparse leaf cover and little shade.
See also Habitat Account for Xeric-Mesic Sand Barrens and Glades
Observation Methods:
Abundance/Frequency: Uncommmon. Two years for females to reproduce.
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status:
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] SU
State Protection: