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Desertas Wolf Spider

Hogna ingens

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Carnivore:
The spider preys on smaller relatives, millipedes and other insects and even small lizards. It is capable of delivering a painful and venomous bite to humans
A Clutter or A Cluster
Distribution:
It is only known to occur in a valley at the northern end of Desertas Island (Madeira, Portugal). The Valley is approximately 2.8 km long
Habitat: Grasslands
Fun Fact
The Desertas wolf spider is believed to be one of the largest wolf spiders on earth

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