Wolf Spider Sounds
Drumming Wolf Spider
The incredible sound of a male wolf spider (Hygrolycosa rubrofasciata) drumming to attract a mate. These spiders create this rattling sound by striking their abdomen against leaves on the ground.
Though the sounds made by these spiders have a frequency range between 1 and 8 kHz, and are therefore audible to humans from up to 33 feet (10m) away, it may be unlikely that you would realize what you’re hearing even if you happened to stumble across one. Therefore, relish the chance to zero in on the world of leaf litter beneath our feet by listening to these wolf spider sounds: fast pulses of rattling twangs.
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