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Pardosa lugubris (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Pardosa lugubris

Physical Characteristics

Female 5 to 8 mm.
Abdomen light brown to brown with light stripes and dots at the rear which are not always clear. Sides at the front slightly darker.
Carapace dark brown with a broad yellow-brown median band which is a bit broader in the eye region and yellow-brown hairs along the edge.
Legs and palps light-dark annulated.

Male 4 to 7 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but with more contrast. Abdomen and median band on carapace whiter. Legs yellow-brown with dark brown femora.

Habitat

Mainly in heathlands and other places. Also in forests.

Distribution

Common in the whole of Europe. The most common wolf spider.

Period

Spring, summer and early autumn.