Extreme close-up of a Wolf Spider

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Let’s hope this animal doesn’t upset your sleep tonight. Below is a close-up facial expression of the Wolf Spider (Lycosidae).

Extreme close-up of a Wolf Spider
Photo: Meidienbunker Produktian (via Twitter/Solbrah)

If you don’t think the energy the creature gives off is weird enough (see the Oni Mask), look more closely at the additional four more little eyes near the mouth.

The Wolf Spider has a total of 8 eyes — four on the bottom, two in the middle, and two more medium-sized eyes on top.

Extreme close-up of a Wolf Spider
Photo: Meidienbunker Produktian

Despite looking like a large angry muppet, the wolf spider is harmless to humans. An unexpected bite from its venom-injecting fangs may cause the slightest fever, comparable to a wasp sting.

These creatures also take their parenting role seriously. The mothers carry the kids on their backs until the Spiderlings are old enough to hunt independently.

When spotted at night, the baby spiders look like little sparkly eyes.

Here are some other more zoomed-out images of the Wolf Spider so you can identify it just in case you cross paths.

Extreme close-up of a Wolf Spider
Extreme close-up of a Wolf Spider
Extreme close-up of a Wolf Spider