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. The wasp made a sudden dash at its prey, and then flew away: the spider was evidently wounded, for, trying to escape, it rolled down a little slope, but had still strength sufficient to crawl into a thick tuft of grass.
machenziei (24.85%) of genus Lycosa found attracted towards thrips as regarding the total consumption of thrips (43.8).
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.