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Lycosa erythrognatha

Lycosa erythrognatha
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-30 4:56
Viewed: 1127
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't have much experience of shooting arachnids and my knowledge about them is limited. The other day while looking into the lily pond in my school which has turned into a mini biodiversity park these days, I noticed a rather colourful and fairly big Spider standing motionless on a wide lotus leaf. I took a few pictures of it and here in one of them.

PS: Friend Mario from Canada has identified this Spider as Lycosa erythrognatha. I'll go with him.

Lycosa is a genus of wolf spiders. More than 200 species are found, represented throughout most of the world. Often (incorrectly) called the "true tarantula", Lycosa can be distinguished from common wolf spiders by their relatively large size. This genus includes the European Lycosa tarantula which was once associated with tarantism, a dubious affliction whose symptoms included shaking, cold sweats, and a high fever, asserted to be curable only by the traditional tarantella dance. There is no scientific substantiation of that myth. In fact, the venom of wolf spiders is much less harmful to humans than that of the European widow spider of the Theridiidae family.
Lycosa could be found in Libya.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-30 5:35]

Hello Ram,
Sorry, no idea about the name of this spider. But it's a beauty with very nice patterns.
Beautiful colours and a fine sharp focus on the body.

Professor Ram Thakur,
Looks like it is a Lycosa Erythrognatha. It is carrying it babies on its back. Please follow the links within the latter link. [The males do this.]
It's a lovely well focused image.
Congratulations and TFS.
Regards from COLD COLD Canada, Mario.

hallo Ram
great composition of this spider with eggs
the colours are beautiful to
You can surch to the Fam.Lycosidae

Genus Pirata can walk on water and into water

gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-30 9:27]

Hi Ram,perfect point of view and very good detail despite the difficult light,excellent capture of this interesting spider that i never seen before.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ram

Perfect macro of this spider, very nice composition, excellent clarity, splendid sharpness, fine details, nice pov. Thanks for sharing.



Ciao Ram, great macro of fantastic spider, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

uite well detailed shot.

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