Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lawn Wolf Spider (Hippasa holmerae), Sumatra Indonesia



Photos of this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This spider is from the family of Lycosidae under genus of Hippasa. The scientific name is Hippasa holmerae (Thorell , 1895)




This spider build its sheet web that have a funnel shelter on one edge on the ground just like American grass spiders (genus of Agelenopsis) or Eurasian grass spiders (genus of Agelena) do. The body size of this spider is about 7mm.

Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Arachnida - Arachnids
Order : Araneae - Spiders
Infraorder : Araneomorphae - True Spiders
No Taxon : Entelegynes
Family : Lycosidae - Wolf Spiders
Genus : Hippasa
Species : H. holmerae
Scientific name : Hippasa holmerae (Thorell , 1895)

References:
http://greenborneo.net/Spider/LycosidaeSpiders/Hippasa_holmerae.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_spider
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2001/bgimage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agelena