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Resembles Xerolycosa nemoralis.
Female 5 to 7.5 mm.
light brown with lighter chevrons, two rows of white dots and light spots along the sides.
light brown to dark brown with scattered light brown hairs, a broad light brown median band and a light brown band along the edge. This band runs from the back until about half way up the .
Legs and light brown with dark spots.
4.5 to 5.5 mm male.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.
Open, dry, sandy areas, for example heathlands.
Common in the whole of Europe.
Summer and autumn.