Definition of European wolf spider
1. Noun. Large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement).
Generic synonyms: Hunting Spider, Wolf Spider
Group relationships: Genus Lycosa, Lycosa
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Literary usage of European wolf spider
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1. The Technical World Magazine (1912)
"... we can call it a tarantula because somewhere we have seen a picture of this famous spider, though the true tarantula is a large European wolf spider. ..."
2. Handbook of Medical Entomology by William Albert Riley, Oskar Augustus Johannsen (1915)
"Fortunately, there is direct experimental evidence which bears on the question. Fabre induced a common south European wolf-spider, ..."