Hogna radiata (Latreille, 1817)

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Description of Hogna radiata

Physical Characteristics

Female 12 to 25 mm.
Abdomen brown to yellow-brown with a dark cardiac mark and two (sometimes unclear) rows of white dots, which are interconnected.
Carapace dark brown with a light brown median band, a broad light brown band along the edge and thin light brown radial stripes.
Legs and palps yellow-brown to grey-brown with dark spots on the femora.

Male 9 to 18 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. The dark spots on the legs are clearer.


Sparsely vegetated, rocky or sandy areas.


Common in the Mediterranean area. Up to the north as far as South Tyrol.


Spring, summer and early autumn.