Arachnids of North Carolina
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Geolycosa turricola - a burrowing wolf spider

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Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: ARANEOMORPHAEFamily: LYCOSIDAE                                                                                 
Online Description/Photos: BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia
Comments: Patellae I and II beneath, and venter black; distal ends of metatarsi I and II, patellae III and IV, and tibia III dusky beneath?other segments, sternum, coxae, etc. Carapace longer than wide (8.5 mm./6.2)
Distribution in North Carolina
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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
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Abundance/Frequency: Uncommon. Only member of the genus that matures in one year.
Status in North Carolina
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