Southeastern Wandering Spider (Anahita punctulata )
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Southeastern Wandering Spider.
Updated: 2/4/2014; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The tropical Southeastern Wandering Spider is an active hunter, making the most of a warm climate teeming with insect prey.
Spiders in the Ctenidae family resemble wolf spiders, but they are not the same. Wandering spiders are active hunters, not web-spinners, and they attack their prey by ambushing them. They live in burrows on the ground or on plants.
They are primarily found in warmer, tropical climates. Most Wandering Spiders found in North America were imported on tropical fruits, like bananas. The Southeastern Wandering Spider, however, is native to the southeastern part of the continent.