Found scuttling around in my docbushwell at gmail inbox:
Needless to say, I was slightly disturbed when greeted with those images. My learned correspondent wrote the accompanying letter:
My research has confirmed existence of several genera of the wolf spider Pardosa (Araneae, Lycosidae), such as the rabid wolf spider Rabidosa (Araneae, Lycosidae) and the oriental wolf spider Passiena (Lycosidae, Pardosinae). However, I have found no evidence of the FUCKING WOLF SPIDER! genus documented in Science Blogs. Ahem. Isn’t science supposed to be about facts?
Nevertheless, despite your unsupported claim, I’ve decided that FUCKING WOLF SPIDER! would be an excellent name for a band…probably a really bad, thrash metal hair band. Look for our upcoming CD release, “In Your Fucking Tent” featuring the soon-to-be-hit, head-banging ballad “While You Sleep.”
Coincidentally (or not), I had just read Arachnid Serendipity courtesy of The Indigestible, a noteworthy compendium of borborygmi to be found in the Refuge’s “Skepticism and General Agitation” blog roll. Warren’s description (augmented with pictures – close-up pictures) of his encounter with an Arizona brown spider had me writhing in my chair brushing away phantom legs and probing pedipalps.
Pardon me while I turn into a gibbering, quivering lump of phobic protoplasm.