Arctosa perita (Latreille, 1799)

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Description of Arctosa perita

Physical Characteristics

Female 6 to 9 mm.
Abdomen orange-brown with a grey cardiac mark and white and black spots.
Carapace reddish brown with some small white spots and two large white spots next to the posterior eyes.
Legs and palps very clear light-dark annulated.

Male 6 to 8 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but often lighter in colour.


Sandy areas with little or no vegetation, such as dunes and heathlands.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring, summer and early autumn.