· Wolf spiders belong to Lycosa species.
· The bite of the wolf spider is generally not associated with serious manifestations. Occasionally it causes moderate pain, erythema, oedema, or pruritis. Rarely there is necrosis.
· Systemic manifestations may develop after 1 to 2 days, characterised by fever, chills, myalgia, and arthralgia. Very rarely there may be features of haemolysis, renal failure, and shock.
· Treatment involves supportive and symptomatic measures.