Alopecosa pulverulenta (Clerck, 1757)

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Description of Alopecosa pulverulenta

Physical Characteristics

Female 7 to 11 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with a dark-defined cardiac mark inside a yellowish to reddish brown median band. Sides with a row of white spots.
Carapace dark brown with a yellowish to reddish brown median band.
Legs yellowish to reddish brown with dark spotted femora.
Palps yellowish to reddish brown.

Male 5 to 8 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but darker in colour. Median band on the abdomen and carapace whiter. Pair of legs I and II with black-brown femora and patellae.


Several open areas, such as gardens, meadows and heathlands.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring, summer and early autumn.