Photography by Josh Hillman

Species: Hogna georgicola (wolf spider)
Florida Caverns State Park
Marianna, FL     March 19, 2005

This adult female wolf spider carries her light-blue eggsac everywhere she goes until her young emerge. The eggsac is attached to the tip of her abdomen by several strong strands of silk. When the spiderlings emerge, they'll climb onto her back and travel with her until they're able to fend for themselves.

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© 2005 Josh Hillman

Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100; 1/250sec @ f/16
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Focal length: 100mm
Flash: Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX