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Pardosa prativaga (L. Koch, 1870)

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Description of Pardosa prativaga (Meadow wolf-spider)

Physical characteristics

Resembles Pardosa pullata and Pardosa riparia.

Female 4 to 7.5 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with a thin light cardiac mark and some lighter sides. Sometimes with two rows of white spots.
Carapace black-brown with a thin brown median band and a double brown band along the edge.
Legs and palps clear light-dark annulated.

Male 4 to 6.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Sometimes with more contrast.

Habitat

Various areas, but mainly moist areas and banks.

Distribution

Common in the whole of Europe.

Period

Spring, summer and autumn.