Wolf spiders are characterized by a large cephalothorax (fused head and thorax), slightly larger abdomen, body and legs sparsely covered with hair, and eight eyes arranged in three rows. Despite good eyesight, wolf spiders rely heavily on vibrations to detect their prey. Males are generally smaller than females and have more vivid patterns. Wolf spiders are venomous to their prey, but harmless to humans.
Solitary and mainly nocturnal. Hibernates in winter inside burrows. Hunts by rushing and biting its prey. Does not build web traps. After mating, females produce egg sacs that they drag behind everywhere they go. Hatchlings ride on their mother’s back for a few weeks before dispersing.
Insects and other small invertebrates.
Common in diverse habitats, including Amman and Aqaba.