Arctosa leopardus (Sundevall, 1833)

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Description of Arctosa leopardus

Physical Characteristics

Female 8.5 to 10 mm.
Abdomen brown with a narrow yellow-brown cardiac mark and rows of whitish spots which are connected by indistinct black chevrons.
Carapace black brown with lighter hairs on top and along the sides and faint dark radial stripes.
Legs and palps yellowish brown with distinct dark annulations.

Male 5 to 7 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In humid areas such as banks, marshes and wet meadows on moss and undergrowth. Also in salty areas. Up to 1,100 m.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring, summer and autumn.