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Pardosa agrestis (Westring, 1861)

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Description of Pardosa agrestis

Physical Characteristics

Resembles Pardosa monticola and Pardosa palustris.

Female 5 to 9 mm.
Abdomen dark brown to grey with a light brown cardiac mark and light brown sides. Dorsally two rows of black and white spots.
Carapace dark brown with a light median band which becomes broader near the headregion and a broad, double light brown band along the side.
Legs and palps light brown with dark annulations.

Male 4.5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen like the female, but much darker and with clearer cardiac mark and white spots.
Carapace black-brown with a thin, light median band and a thin band along the side.
Legs light brown with some dark spots on the femora.
Palps black-brown.

Habitat

Dry, open areas, mountains above 2000 m and along coasts and shores.

Distribution

Common in the whole of Europe

Period

Spring, summer and autumn.