Definition of European wolf spider

1. Noun. Large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement).

Exact synonyms: Lycosa Tarentula, Tarantula
Generic synonyms: Hunting Spider, Wolf Spider
Group relationships: Genus Lycosa, Lycosa



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Lexicographical Neighbors of European Wolf Spider

European swift
European tarantula
European thimbleweed
European thimbleweeds
European toad
European tortoise
European turkey oak
European water ouzel
European water shrew
European water vole
European water voles
European white birch
European white lily
European wildcat
European wildcats
European wolf spider (current term)
European wood mouse
European woolly thistle
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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, ..."

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