genus Lycosa


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Noun1.genus Lycosa - type genus of the family Lycosidaegenus Lycosa - type genus of the family Lycosidae  
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
family Lycosidae, Lycosidae - wolf spiders
European wolf spider, Lycosa tarentula, tarantula - large southern European spider once thought to be the cause of tarantism (uncontrollable bodily movement)
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I was much interested one day by watching a deadly contest between a Pepsis and a large spider of the genus Lycosa.
Like many newly described members of the family Lycosidae Sundevall 1833 from the mid-20th century, Lycosa apothetica Wallace 1947 was originally described in the genus Lycosa Latreille 1804.
2, 2a-e; holotype male (WAM 70/41) and paratype males and females (WAM 70/42-46, 74/ 501) examined by VWF) and is therefore transferred from the northern hemisphere genus Lycosa to Tetralycosa.